Friday, February 22, 2008


I've grown echinacea from seed before but never from a bag. I saw this at Costco the other day, 24 plants for $14 and thought, what the hay, I'll try it.
Last year I bought a collection of plants from the Ctr for Resource Conservation, their water-wise sunrise group. My favorite plant was the Vermillion Bluffs Mexican Sage. They all grew fast and tall and fed the hummingbirds for months, so much that I never filled my feeder last year.

This year, I'm eyeing a collection from High Country Gardens, the Jumbo Waterwise Garden, hoping the plants will be huge. I'm normally a cheap end-of-the-season plant buyer but sometimes you have to pay full early prices so there will be the end-of-the-season sales year after year.