Monday, March 3, 2008

The season's first blooms of our xeriscaped front yard

are these three (top to bottom): prairie verbena, unknown-not-planted-by-me, and silver bush germander. These are all very low-maintenance and very drought-tolerant, and the verbena will bloom all the way through late Summer. If anyone recognizes the middle one, let me know: it has come up on its own every Spring since at least 1990 but I've never known what it is!


Rachel said...

Your mystery flower looks like grape hyacinth (muscari) to me. :)

Rachel @ in bloom

Iris said...

Thanks for both identifications,Rachel! I'm happy to discover your blog, too!