Every August we head for mists and fogs, usually those that creep on cat’s paws and shroud the coastline of Oregon. But this year, squeezed by budget and time constraints, we took the advice of Far Out Flora and Gardenbook and opted to give the much-closer Northern California coast of Mendocino a try as a [...]
I would’ve never been able to get this angelica to bloom in the garden. Trust me, I’ve tried.
Rich soil, consistent moisture, strategic sun exposure, these crucial conditions could only be offered in a container.
Angelica stricta ‘Purpurea’ was planted spring 2010 and, being biennial, is blooming this year. Morning sun, afternoon shade here [...]
Colors to take the chill out.
New leaves on cotinus
Angelica stricta ‘Purpurea’ in pot with bromeliad Aechmea recurvata ‘Aztec Gold’
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 of finding the right exposure; a good dose of morning sun and then partial [...]