Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Now I know

Do you have this plant growing in your garden?  

I didn't know what it was until a friend of mine on facebook posted a picture of it the other day and identified it as Jewels of Oparalso known as the fameflower.  This plant has been growing in my garden for several years now, popping up everywhere.   I just thought it was some type of baby's breath.  I love the pretty pink flowers and tiny burgundy and gold seedpods.  It sows freely and is drought tolerant.  

Another one of my favorites, and this one was a gift from Mother Nature.  


Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

How pretty! I have never seen that before!

Balisha said...

I had never heard of it either. I just checked it out and find that it isn't hardy here in my zone. It is edible and has medicinal properties...and they said "A leaf a day keeps anemia away." I love these old time tales.

Catherine Holman said...

Ho pretty! I love gifts from Mother Nature!

Mimi Sue said...

I love it! So dainty and the best part, it's free. Mimi