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April 19, 2015. And the prize for first new-to-me flower of 2015 goes to... (drumroll) ... Townsendia rothrockii! Through the years I've tried to grow several species of Townsendia from seed, and always got seedlings, but never got them through a season to see them flower. I'm happy to say that this one broke the spell. The photo here shows one of the plants in a hypertufa trough that was overwintered in the garage, but the ones I planted out in the rock garden also survived (although they're a little behind in blooming). Big flower for such a tiny plant.
A week of warm weather has really kicked the gardening season into high gear – I've been working through my nursery beds whenever I've had time, moving surviving plants (last year's seedlings, mostly) out into garden areas that could use some help. As is always the case this time of year, I'm full of hope for a better, more manageable garden in 2015, one that won't get away from me by mid-summer. Wish me luck!

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