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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.

Landscaping Utah Gardening Utah :: Find Plants

Landscaping Utah Gardening Utah :: Find Plants that grown well in Utah

Nasturtium - "easiest seeds to start" from bhg.com - shades of yellow, orange, red or crimson, seeds have tough coat - soak in water 12-24 hrs or file/nick off small piece of coat b/f planting

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.

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.

Forget-me-nots

Forget me nots. Alaska State Flower and part of my red white and blue flower bed.

Purple Prairie Clover: This legume of prairies, glades and other open places is a popular native wildflower used in gardens. Its unusual flowering heads ringed with rose-magenta flowers and its attractive foliage add special interest in the home garden. | Missouri Department of Conservation

Purple Prairie Clover: This legume of prairies, glades and other open places is a popular native wildflower used in gardens. Its unusual flowering heads ringed with rose-magenta flowers and its attractive foliage add special interest in the home 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 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

Plains Coreopsis/Calliopsis

Mardi Gras Coreopsis *remember whats in the garden*

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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