I came across these pretty purple-flowered plants at Sky Nursery in the outside lot, and they were COVERED in bees! I’ve been wanting to experiment with full sun pollinator plants along our ‘newly’ cleared south easement, and figured these would make a good start. It’s the end of the season now, and the area is being somewhat shaded by a neighbor’s willow tree, so I’m looking forward to seeing how they perform next year as the sun rises higher in the sky.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!