I love the unusual perennial in the center of the photo, which my Graham Rice Encyclopedia of Perennials informs me is telekia or yellow oxeye. It is tough as nails, with those large leaves standing up surprisingly well to my super-sandy soil and even the most wilting summer heat. The leaves also have a great yellowy color. I’ve only seen it once in a nursery, at Clearbrook Farm in Shaftsbury, VT, when I bought it. I need a few more for my sunny, sandy spots where nothing wants to grow. But, unable to buy it, I’ve been dividing it. It’s pretty tolerant of that, too.Posted by Michele Owens on June 20, 2008 at 10:00 am, in the category It's the Plants, Darling.
It's the Plants, Darling