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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Explanation Unnecessary

Salpiglossis sinuata 'Painted Tongue'
Salpiglossis sinuata 'Painted Tongue' Royal Casino Mix
What you love, you love. That’s why much of what we choose can be extremely subjective. In other words, explanation unnecessary – we love it just because. Sometimes we can’t define the why; it simply moves us, much like a piece of art. Here’s an annual we discovered this year while searching for our favorite tomato plant, San Marzano. 

But back to our favorite annual - you might find its common name hideous or fun but ‘Painted Tongue’ has quickly become an annual we love. It bears a much longer, official name, Salpiglossis sinuata but let’s stick to the easy one for now. Pen the name in your plant journal. This assures you mix it in with your containers and beds. That is if you’re looking to dress things up a bit next season and you love it as much as us.  Plus it thrives when cut back and flushes out well, which makes it a great cut flower for your vases throughout the summer months. We love it with Coneflowers, Daylilies or you can simply let it go natural and beautiful in the garden all by itself. Rick Riordan explains it best.  You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear through the search.” 
Salpiglossis sinuata seen earlier this week in Monday’s post, When the Sun Shines
Did you discover any great finds in your nursery searches this year? Feel free to share your favorites or chirp in on ours. Remember, explanation unnecessary. We love what we love.

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