Posted on 2023-05-282023-05-28 by the_dr_blue05/26/2023 Friday assortment Briar enjoys laying in the prairie among the primroses and englemann daisies. Some of the grass in the new prairie (we’re calling it Leon’s prairie since it’s by Leon’s blackberry bushes) has turned out to be the native wild rye we seeded! Yay! Yellow Coreopsis looking bright with the tiny purple Verbena halei and the starry pink widow’s cross sedum! Shackleton had some thoughts. Briar says “walkies please??” (We did go walkies.) The showy evening primroses are looking lovely with their pale pink between the purple winecups in the back and the magenta Salvia greggii in the front. We didn’t even plant them on purpose, they were just in the soil Paula brought from the backyard berm. Coreopsis provides a nice yellow contrast at the end of the Salvia greggii row. More seedling winecups are coming up in the newer soil where we put seeds. Gram says it’s hard to use a dichotomous key for plant identification when the only numbers you know are “hello?” And “Doggie”. Shackleton somehow turned the pages and now says “I leave the identification as a trivial exercise for the reader.” We planted one Winecup in a tall skinny planter. It has bloomed now.