Monday, July 28, 2008


Leucophyllum frutescens (Texas Sage)
This is one of my favorite plants native to western Texas. I am fond of the grey foliage as it seems to combine well with everything. It likes a dry, well drained location. I pretty much never water it. I have three in my front beds that are each about five feet tall. They usually put on a purple flower show right before or after a rainstorm. There is a slight chance of rain in a couple of days so this morning when I saw the blooms I became more apt to think our summer drought may come to an end. (Low and behold - we did have a gully washer on Wednesday the 30th!)

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