This morning Dorothy and I planted the Penstemon glaber v. alpina (Smooth Penstemon) that Dorothy had started from seed from Pumpkin Vine Pass (catch up on Operation: Globemallow-Penstemon Switch here). Filling in some of the gaps left when we removed the sneaky Sphaeralcea munroana, we planted 20 patches of penstemon - a total of 67 plants. When they bloom, they'll have sky-blue flowers.
|I tease apart the roots of various Penstemon seedlings to distribute them throughout the Berry Prairie.|
|I don't look very excited, but I promise this was really fun! Go Team Penstemon!|
These little seedings had very impressive roots! One of the contributing factors to their drought tolerance.
|Dorothy tends the seedlings so they'll establish their root structures before winter comes (in Laramie, that's not too long from now!).|
|Penstemon glaber v. alpina ready to make a name for itself in the Berry Prairie.|
Stop by the Berry Prairie to see if you can identify them in their new homes!
Written by Brenna Wanous, Berry Center