A dead car battery after work has me skidding and sliding to make the Bloom Day deadline. Some of the new plants I ordered for spring became candidates for March Bloom Day literally right out of the box. Like this … Continue reading
Posted in Bloom Day, Plant Portraits, succulents
Tagged angelica pachycarpa, Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca, Didelta carnosa 'Dawn', Gerbera 'Drakensberg Carmine', Linaria reticulata, Salvia 'Wendy Wish', Scrophularia calliantha, Senecio anteuphorbium, Tibouchina granulosa 'Gibraltar'
When asked only for a show of leaves, my zone 10 garden in December can give a much less angst-ridden performance than, for example, yesterday’s post, which was drawing solely on flower output. Today I realized I forgot to include … Continue reading
Posted in agaves, woody lilies, Plant Portraits, succulents
Tagged angelica pachycarpa, Annies Annuals, Begonia luxurians, Canna 'Bengal Tiger', Canna 'Intrigue', Coprosma 'County Park Red', Euphorbia characias, Foliage Follow-up, Helleborus argutifolius, Mangave 'Bloodspot', Rachel Warne, Tibouchina heteromalla
I’m so glad I planted this Angelica stricta ‘Purpurea’ (from Annie’s Annuals, of course) in a pot rather than dooming another angelica by trialing it in the garden. I’m not completely convinced the problem was soil (amended clay) but more … Continue reading
Day job intrudes on blogging, which is good (half full) in the sense the economy must be picking up if I’m busier, but which is also not so good (half empty) since I can’t grab a few minutes to blog … Continue reading