Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Garden Shop Echium

Not a great shot, but it shows the incredible echium plants (spiky ones in background) at the garden shop, along with this really neat woven arch.

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  1. Anonymous1:30 PM

    These are beautiful. When do you water them and how much? Pat

  2. Oh, the echium? They're pretty drought-tolerant but are biennial (leaves the first year, flowers the second) and a bit marginal for Sacramento. Worth a shot, though, I'd say.

    I remember Pat Rubin of the Bee writing about growing them successfully in our area. I have a young echium that I bought at Annie's Annuals a few months ago. We'll see how it does... It's certainly not a plant you see all over Sacramento. Too hot in summer, too cold in winter here probably. It sure is happy in Mendocino, though!