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Gaura beauties

Hi Chris, I have so much to show you this week because I have been busy in my garden this past weekend. I am busy planting all the great plants we bought last week on our outing and I wanted to show you the special Gaura plants you bought for me!

[one_half]Already a flower![/one_half]

[one_half_last]First butterfly flower[/one_half_last]

I planted them with my roses and in two days I have brand new shoots and flowers! So, they must be happy where they are! I can’t wait for the “whirling butterfly” flowers to cascade and fill the gaps in the rose bush bed.

Gaura is a phenomenal perennial, producing waves of delicate, butterfly-like flowers in spring through to fall. The long flower spikes provide a marvelous background for lower-growing flowers. Plant in sun or part sun in good soil. It is quite drought tolerant – so a must in our gardens!

I’m going to enjoy this beauty! Thanks my friend! xxx


By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

3 replies on “Gaura beauties”

We planted gaura last year and they are pretty. What I didn’t know (or check out before I bought them) is that that they are native to Mexico. So much more suited to your part of the world than ours! But. Although they have flowered well they’ve been a bit flattened by recent heavy rain….

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