Spring here has been on/off this year. We still haven’t carried all the potted plants out of the shed, yet. But it’s been warm enough for lots of flowers in the yard.
This small Western Catalpa or Catawba (Catalpaspeciosa) looks good in the spring but looks shabby in the hot summers. It’s also known as Indian bean tree or cigar tree and is native to the U. S. Midwest. The bean name comes from the 8 to 20 inch long seed pods in late summer. The tree is three years old, but there haven’t been any beans, yet.
I was actually looking for an Orchid Tree, but a local nursery talked me into this one, instead.
The flower shapes resemble an orchid. We’ve debated about digging this tree up because it looks so bad with tattered leaves after enduring many days of wind , but can’t bring ourselves into taking out a living tree.
‘Victoria Blue’ Salvia is a gorgeous perennial that was bred in 1978. The flowers last a long time and can endure some shade. It returned after a severe winter. Love the strong, bright color.
Thanks for taking time to read my blog. Hope your spring has been filled with flowers.
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