Cue The Crew Cuts...
My wife chooses the tulips for our garden. I've gotta admit, she knows how to pick some beauties...
|Tulipa 'Dream Touch' from Brent and Becky's Bulbs|
|Here she is in February. A little tattered, but not bad, considering evergreen plants here in Tennessee have to endure harsh sub-freezing temperatures without the insulating snowy blanket that protects plants in white winter areas.|
|Here's Robin's plantain doing its best Venus flytrap impersonation.|
|Here you can get a good sense of the plant's capacity to cover ground and block weeds. In my experience, Robin's plantain is not aggressive at all. I don't think gardeners would have much trouble keeping it from invading lawns. (Although how much better to replace parts of a lawn with Robin's plantain... That's my plan, to dig out strips of the lawn as Robin's plantain approaches. And it grows so low to the ground that I can't imagine it would be a threat to any shrubs or taller perennials.|
|The flower stems can be a bit droopy and wavy at first, but they tend to rise upright and erect as they come into bloom.|
|I believe the flowers bloom for about 3-4 weeks. They do attract small pollinators, so that's another major bonus if you're trying to grow a garden that is welcoming and supportive for wildlife!|