I'm stretching the most recent acquisitions, as we are quickly coming to the end of our planting season. Once the temperatures start getting into the mid-90's F (35 C), we'll stop planting until the fall. Unfortunately, in our first season of plantings, we didn't get nearly as much accomplished as we had hoped. Plants are not inexpensive. Neither are kids. Unfortunately.
Anyway, staying on task, next up is our Jerusalem Sage (phlomis fruticosa).
After searching through my photos, I realized I never took a picture once it was put into the ground. Being the ingenious fellow I am, I realized there's enough light to run out and take a picture of it. Only to be met with "no card". No card?!?!? What the hell does that mean??? Obviously, that called for a call to my wife, who's much better at these things then me. I'm met with "I moved it to the other camera and I have that with me." Crap. I could wait until tomorrow to post this, but I am an American and delayed gratification is not something we are good at, so I'm posting it in the pot. It looks the same in the ground. Except, of course, the flowers are starting to bloom. You'll survive. Somebody told me that anticipation is the best part. They were an idiot.
Anyway, Jerusalem Sage is native to the Mediterranean. They get about four feet high and wide, and they have furry silver leaves, which I believe means they are somewhat drought tolerant. That's good, since it was planted in the bed that I thought was watered significantly more then it really was. It's a dog eat dog world at Castle Turling. Bright yellow flowers bloom throughout the spring and summer months. We put this right next to the gate that leads to the community path right behind our house, so it should be a nice lead in to wander up the small staircase to the gate. Again, a picture would have been spectacular right here.