P - Pretty, Pretty Posies
This was creeping phlox growing in a container that was left here by the previous owners. It was a very stunning plant in full bloom, completely covered in flowers, but I was glad I could move the container out of sight when it was off-season. The plant itself was quite ugly!
I love penstemon, and am currently growing two new kinds from seed, and from the looks of it, successfully! I grew the second one down, firecracker penstemon, from seed. Or, it grew itself from seed. I tried for two years, and finally just threw the rest of the seeds in the bed, where of course they grew into two lovely plants! They have multiplied since last year too and I was able to get saved seed to germinate in wintersowing jugs. The first penstemon is Red Riding Hood. Oh, is she an easy propagator! Not seeds, but just pieces rooted in water.
Also referred to as Corn poppies, Shirley poppies, or Flanders poppies. The red ones are the famous poppies symbolizing the war dead. My red ones came in Dollar Tree mixed seeds, and labeled "corn poppies," while the mixed pinks, whites, and oranges were in a free packet from the Sierra Club, labeled the same. They self seed with abandon, although this year my red ones in the Pollinator Garden are few.
Also called Moss Rose, the dainty paper-like flowers bloom on succulent type leafed plants. They amaze me because one plant can have several different color flowers.
Just the annual primrose, that I buy at any garden department, when I shop in garden departments, which hasn't happened lately.
Q will be another one flower letter.