Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ and Allium senescens. This little mid summer-flowering onion is sweet consolation for an allium-less garden up to this point. Unlike me, the early-blooming, flamboyant drumstick alliums don’t enjoy a zone 10 garden and prefer chillier winters. And although … Continue reading
The garden saw some frenetic activity over the long holiday weekend. Over the long, extremely hot holiday weekend. Not since Nixon has a face dripped such copious amounts of sweat. Under these sticky, squalid conditions, one reverts to a feral … Continue reading
Posted in journal, Plant Portraits
Tagged Allium senescens, Coprosma 'Beatson's Gold', Derry Watkins, eucomis, Fuchsia magellanica 'Hawkshead', kniphofias, Melianthus 'Purple Haze', Monrovia, Persicaria amplexicaule, Ricinus communis, Saxifraga umbrosa 'Variegata'
I admit it’s a little early for a summer recap, but there is a penultimate feel to the garden today. By this time, whatever plans I’ve laid have either happened or failed to happen. It’s time to admit this is … Continue reading
Posted in agaves, woody lilies, Plant Portraits
Tagged Allium senescens, Coreopsis 'Full Moon', Manihot grahamii, Musa 'Siam Ruby', Papaver rupifragum, Polygonum orientale, Prostanthera ovalifolia, Rose 'Bouquet d'Or', Salvia 'Limelight', Solanum rantonnetii, Tibouchina heteromalla, Xanthosoma 'Lime Zinger'