Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Garden Perspectives: White Strawflower

"White Strawflower"
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved

Another one of my favorite annuals, "White Strawflower."  These flowers have an interesting characteristic:  they close up at night and when it rains (or they get wet by my a sprinkler).  Further, the petals feel like they are made of straw.

In my container garden, I like to plant "different annuals" each year- meaning flowers you don't normally see or can't find at the home improvement store.  These flowers, along with the red and yellow strawflowers, are planted each year as I enjoy them quite a bit.