Another gray day, but tomorrow I'm planning to kayak with my husband and a friend, so I hope to have something of more interest for P366.
This lush perennial was just what I needed to hide the ugly tree stumps flanking each side of my house. For the last two years I used lime green sweet potato vine, but boy howdy, does that plant get out of control quickly, and I'd have to trim it back every other week. This year I planted 3 tiny sprigs of blue daze around each trunk not knowing what to expect, and by June it was all filled in and blooming like crazy. Now it's crawled up and over the stumps, completely obscuring them. Bonuses with this ground cover is weed prevention, no trimming, constant blooms, drought and heat tolerant, and thick and lush. There aren't too many blue flowers available, and since my front door and shutters are blue, it all ties in. Next spring I hope to have the stumps ground, but whatever I plant in the corners, I am going to definitely use blue daze there again.
100mm | f/3.5 | ISO 100 | 1/320 sec