I’m a little gaga over the colour of this new Bidens I’m trialing for Proven Winners this year – this hot little number is Campfire ‘Fireburst’. A huge bonus is that it’s seriously drought tolerant – a good thing, because I can’t seem to keep up with the watering this summer…. 🙂
Drought tolerant plant selections may not be on the top of the lists of Alberta gardeners right now, given the extremely wet weather we’ve been experiencing, but we all know the rain can’t last forever (one more day and I’ll go nutty, I swear!). Perennial creeping phlox(Phlox subulata) ‘Candy Stripe’ is a lovely rockery plant that would fit in nicely with a xeriscaping design. This sun lover is a great choice to attract bees and butterflies to the garden – and don’t you think the flowers are just so cute and cheery? You couldn’t walk past without smiling! Are you growing any types of phlox (creeping or otherwise) in your garden? What are your favourite rockery plants?