Flameflower Bloomed!

roselee z8b S.W. TexasJuly 24, 2010

At Linda 8's invitation I went with her last fall to a field around 1604 and IH10 that was soon to be bulldozed to rescue some Flameflowers, a Texas native. To tell the truth, I had never even heard of them.

It was hard work. They have a little carrot type root that goes deep and they love to grow out from under big rocks!

But the work was worth it. The rescued plants have been gaining in size and I saw a bloom or two earlier, but I just now went out front and saw this mass of light coppery orange and thought, 'What in the world is that?'

Here they are, perfectly at home with Blackfoot daisies between two driveways next to the street ...

Here is a link that might be useful: Phemeranthus aurantiacus, Flameflower

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ocgf(Z8)

Very nice!

Omar

    Bookmark   July 24, 2010 at 11:21PM
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castro_gardener

oooh, aren't they pretty !

what do you mean at Linda's invitation ??? Didn't I kinda rope you into that one ? :-)

guess I'd better go see if I can find my flame !!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2010 at 10:21PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

Hmmmm ... did you prompt that invitation for me? I have a faint remembrance now that you did. Or did I just implant that memory ...LOL

Anyway -- if so ... thank you :-) I'm sure glad I went.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 1:20PM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

Good job, those are very nice. There's a field near me that will be developed eventually and I try to get wildflower seeds whenever possible. I'll have to look for those too.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 4:13PM
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