Native Plants and the Passing of a Woolly Blue Curl

by Lorraine on October 29, 2008

I’ve really been fortunate that I haven’t had too many plants die in the first year since I started my native plant garden.   One of my favorite plants is the Woolly Blue Curl ( trichostma lanatum) and several where planted last winter in the garden.

Apparently they can be a bit touchy and delicate when they are first planted and you  have to be cautious about how they are handled during the process.  But once they start to die, there’s nothing that can be done about it, they just spiral down until they are dead.   Darn!

I just had one die and looking at it this morning I know that I will be pulling it out but at least it bloomed through most of the year and did very well.   Nope!   Believe it or not, I don’t have a picture to show you but they are quite beautiful with long stems covered in rounded, soft, velvety or woolly flowers.

Here’s a picture of Biscuit, doing his impersonation of Count Dracula.   He won’t be wearing a cape as part of his costume or asking for candy but possibly  he will begging for  his favorite cat treat made from tuna! 

Count Catula

Count Catula

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