On impulse, I bought a small pot of this plant in May. The little tag said 'Bacopa' and nothing else. I had not heard the name before but I was seduced by the pretty blue blossoms. Replanted in an outdoor container, it bloomed for the entire season and is currently the 'show stopper' on my grounds. Bonus -- it requires little care except for watering twice a day. It's not frost tolerant so I'll take some cuttings and try to overwinter it. Hummingbirds and bees like it and they are important members of my judging panel. Next year it will star in more of my containers.
|From June through October, this trailing Bacopa plant was in continuous bloom.|
|Bacopa's cascading beauty welcomes all who pass by.|
I'd also give an Oscar award to my cosmos plants, this time for 'best supporting' roll. I originally started growing cosmos for long lasting and colourful table bouquets. Then I realized how popular the seeds are with gold finches. In fact, each Fall I have to scramble to save some seeds for planting next year before the birds beat me to them. And when I started beekeeping I truly came to appreciate what a good source of pollen the cosmos flowers provide. Yes, they quite deserve an Oscar as well.
|Soon cosmos seed heads will ripen and gold finches will heartily feast.|
|I think 'raspberry truffle' could describe this bloom.|
|A teddy bear-like bumble bee snacking on cosmos pollen.|
|Golden pollen glitters up this dark pink cosmos bloom.|
|Oh Marilyn, who are you wearing? A honey girl accessory!|