Tag Archives: Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’

Bloom Day October 2016

This October the garden has already turned its back on summer, and all but the grasses have been cut back. I’m curious to find out how long the summer grasses can be supporting players to the winter-blooming aloes before the … Continue reading

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some upcoming events this weekend 4/30-5/1/16

Tillandsias can perch just about anywhere with the right conditions, including on other plants. This weekend brings the Mary Lou Heard Memorial Garden tour. I don’t think I’ll be able to make it, so if you go, link back here … Continue reading

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Bloom Day March 2016

No flowers open yet, but the long-awaited beschorneria bloom stalk itself is stare-worthy. Parrot colors of vivid red with buds tipped in green. Improbably taller every day, with new subtle twists and angles to admire It passed by the Euphorbia … Continue reading

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more on the east fence

I might as well continue with the east fence, the dark blue/black of which can be seen in the distance looking under the pergola. The pots shown yesterday are on the brick patio to the left of the cypresses, and … Continue reading

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small garden, tough choices

“I reckon there are 5 seasons. There’s an early spring, which I call Sprinter…a Sprummer which comes after that for 2 month…There’s a long summer…a short autumn, a short winter – both just two months long, and then you’re back … Continue reading

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Bloom Day June 2014

Bloom Day on Father’s Day? Really? I figured this out about 7 o’clock last night, but by then I was too sun-blasted to muster a post. Marty wanted his day spent at a local Irish fair. Guinness and “trad” music … Continue reading

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colors of Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them.” — John Ruskin Such solemn earnestness was a hallmark of the Victorian age and much lampooned, but you won’t … Continue reading

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so cold that plants are turning purple

The cold weather is coaxing some fine seasonal coloration out of plants, especially those whose names hint to a destiny with the color purple anyway. Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’ deeply plummy mid ribs on the leaves of Melianthus ‘Purple Haze’ Yucca … Continue reading

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Occasional Daily Weather Report 10/9/11

After last week’s day of rain, the sidewalk’s warming up again. High 70’s and low 80’s for the next few days. (A favorite spot to warm up and also cuff the corgi’s tail-less bottom as he passes through the feline … Continue reading

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