Week #1: Hugelkultur Bed Flowers: Coreopsis Tinctoria: Plains Coreopsis
This pretty yellow flower on the left looks like some one put a dab of strawberry jam in the center of each one is called "Plains Coreopsis" or "tickseed".
I learned this from my online friend from the south Grant Meyers on Google+ after I put a picture of the flower on Google+ and asking for help with the name.
This is my first year with Plains Coreopsis flowers as I started my first hugelkultur bed here in New Brunswick Canada and sowed it with lots of wildflowers. They are common in Canada as well as in the U.S. and Mexico but most plentiful on the Great Plains.
The Coreopsis Tinctoria, Plains Coreopsis, is just one of the many flowers I have growing on my hugelkultur but they will each have their own post. I’ll probably do this during the winter when I don’t do a whole lot of other things. Learn more at Plains Coreopsis Wikipedia.
Flowers to Make A Butterfly Garden
I started my hugelkultur bed so I could plant wildflowers and attract butterflies and maybe even some hummingbirds. I also started this right outside my home office window so I would be able to enjoy them all the more although now I don’t get as much work done as I probably could if they weren’t there. Ohhh the sacrifices we make.
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