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Native Plant - I suppose it's a good thing that I like wild flowers because most of the natives tend to be prairie wildflowers, direct sun and able to withstand drought.    This flower (Oxeye Heliopsis helianthoides) is more appealing to me than are most heliopsis; its less "bunchy" and seems to grow in smaller (and taller) clusters.

Native Plant - I suppose it's a good thing that I like wild flowers because most of the natives tend to be prairie wildflowers, direct sun and able to withstand drought. This flower (Oxeye Heliopsis helianthoides) is more appealing to me than are most heliopsis; its less "bunchy" and seems to grow in smaller (and taller) clusters.

Gaillardia aristata Pursh  Common gaillardia, Great blanketflower, Blanketflower, Brown-eyed susan

Gaillardia aristata Pursh Common gaillardia, Great blanketflower, Blanketflower, Brown-eyed susan

Nasturtium offers tidy mounds of foliage and cheery blooms in shades of yellow, orange, red, and crimson. Starting Tips: Nasturtium seeds have a tough coat. Soak the seeds in water for 12 to 24 hours before sowing or file away or nick off a small piece of the seed coat before planting. Sow seed 1/2 inch deep; they usually sprout in about a week.

The Easiest Seeds to Start

Nasturtium easy to seed Nasturtium seeds have a tough coat. Soak the seeds in water for 12 to 24 hours before sowing or file away or nick off a small piece of the seed coat before planting. they usually sprout in about a week.

Moses' Fire Daylily

Daylily, Hemerocallis Moses' Fire' - massive flowers that rebloom. Beautiful deep red with golden edge and a green throat.

Zinnias - another easy-to-grow flower.  Sow seeds directly into ground and wait for your rainbow to bloom.

Zinnias - another easy-to-grow flower. Sow seeds directly into ground and wait for your rainbow to bloom.

Scarlet Runner Bean (Phaseolus coccineus) is an annual vine.  A great vine to grow with children because of its quick growth and large seeds, scarlet runner bean produces red-orange flowers throughout the summer. It attracts hummingbirds and bears edible beans. It can climb 10 feet or more and grows best in full sun.  Note: Grow it on stalks of corn to make a tepee for children to hide out in

The Best Annual Vines for Your Garden

Scarlet Runner Bean (Phaseolus coccineus) is an annual vine. A great vine to grow with children because of its quick growth and large seeds, scarlet runner bean produces red-orange flowers throughout the summer. It attracts hummingbirds and bears edible b

Zinnias- beneficial to sow with sunflowers

Grow zinnias for their intense colours and extravagant, rounded flowers. These bold, huge flowers are excellent for cutting. Sow them around.

Blackfoot daisy

All time fave flower! Botanical Name: Melampodium leucanthum Common Name: Blackfoot Daisy Love this low growing, sprawling plant, and it LOVES the heat and direct sun! I get it at Desert Gardens Nursery, sometime Baker's or Boyce Thompson.

Sussex Prairie Garden | GardenVisit.com, the garden landscape guide

The Prairie Garden is a six acre garden with naturalistic planting, created by Paul and Pauline McBride.

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