Here's what's going gangbusters in my garden.
Coreopsis grandiflora 'Mayfield Giant' has returned with a vengeance. Its blossoms are larger than a half-dollar.
Melinis nerviglumis 'Ruby Crystals' is a new addition this spring.
Salvia nemorosa 'Mainacht' is back. She's a passalong plant from my mother-in-law in Virginia.
This melampodium leucanthum 'Blackfoot Daisy' is blooming its little blackfoots off. I'm happy it's come back so strong; the one in the backyard didn't survive last summer's drought.
Lonicera sempervirens 'Coral Honeysuckle' is back; I planted it last spring. It's a hummingbird's paradise! [Correction: I believe this vine has been in the ground at least two years, maybe three, but definitely not one!]
Tetraneuris scaposa 'Four-Nerve Daisy' is a non-stop bloomer: winter, spring, summer and fall. It's reseeding like crazy.
Salvia greggii 'Autumn Sage' is evergreen and blooms spring, summer and fall.
Stachys byzantina 'Lamb's Ear' looked to be on death's door after our hard freezes. It's bounced right back this spring. (Another passalong plant from my mother-in-law)
Nassella tenuissima seedlings are popping up everywhere. I've passed along a few.
The sedums I planted last summer are starting to look like their labeled species.
Sedum mexicanum 'Gold Carpet'.
Sedum spurium, labeled 'Red Carpet'. It turned bright red this winter; now it's reverting back to green.
Sedum 'Salsa Verde' (S. makinoi) & 'Baby Tears' (S. desyphyllum).
What's sprung in your spring garden?
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