Strong storms passed though our area over the last two days with pounding rain. The garden is grateful but some plants are lying flat on the ground this morning.
Bee balm, Monarda fistulosa 'Peter's purple', was one of the fallen. A passalong from our horticulturist Daphne Richards, Central Texas Horticulture, is the only bee balm with which I have had success. It makes a glorious stand perfect for the back of the border or a vase in the house.
Statice, Limonium sp, grown from seed. This plant, although considered an annual, is in its second year of flowering due to our mild winter. An everlasting flower with papery flowers it will dry here in the house. I shall have to consider supporting the bee balm next year.
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