Looking Good in the Garden in October
I am jumping into Gillian’s weekly blog event, Looking Good, celebrating the things that look good in our gardens and neighborhoods.
I am not much of a gardener, because the wild plants do so much better than anything I try to grow on purpose. This week I had a Gulf Fritillary visit the Turk’s Cap (Malaviscus arboreus var. drummondii).
Turk’s Cap is a native Texas plant that does well in our area, from here in the sandy soils of the Pineywoods, to way down in the clay gumbo soil of Sugar Land (and possibly further, but those are the places I have experience with it). It grows to be about 8 feet tall and forms giant bushes. Once you plant it, you can forget it! It lives through freezes, droughts, floods, and deer. Hummingbirds and butterflies love it.
Please drop by Gillian’s blog, Country Garden UK, and check out all the other links. I promise you, you will feel refreshed when you do! And if something is looking good in your neighborhood, give us a look!