There’s not much difference between July and August, or even June Bloom Day posts, but I suppose it’s useful to see what has survived, who’s stalwart and who’s a wimp. And I have been dropping some new stuff into the … Continue reading
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Tagged ' Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost, Abutilon venosum, Asarina scandens, Begonia 'Unbelievable Lucky Strike', Begonia 'Unstoppable Upright Big Fire', Bulbine 'Athena Compact Orange', Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Sunset', Crocosmia 'Solfatare', Eryngium pandanifolium, Euphorbia ammak variegata, Glaucium grandiflorum, Gomphrena 'Balboa', Gomphrena 'Fireworks', Grevillea 'Robyn Gordon', Lotus jacobaeus, Pennisetum 'Sky Rocket', Plectranthus zuluensis, Russelia equisetiformis, Salvia uliginosa, Sphaeralcea 'Newleaze Coral', Stipa ichu, Tradescantia 'Greenlee'
I documented the extent of the back garden earlier in the month. It’s pretty clear it’s a battle for inches here. Relatively cool, overcast June means I’m still shifting plants around and planting some new stuff too. I’ve been playing … Continue reading
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Tagged Agapanthus 'Gold Strike', Aloe 'Johnson's Hybrid', Aloe scobinifolia, Anigo, Anigozanthos 'Yellow Gem', Arctotis 'Flame', Asarina scandens, Australian Native Plants Nursery, Brilliantasia subulugarica, Crithmum maritimum, Dustin Gimbel, Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit', Emilia javanica, Gerbera 'Drakensberg Gold', Glaucium grandiflorum, Gomphrena 'Balboa', Gomphrena 'Fireworks', Jo O'Connell, Lavandula minutolli, Leucadendron 'Ebony', Lomandra 'Breeze', Lotus jacobaeus, Pelargonium sidoides, Pennisetum 'Skyrocket', Phormium 'Apricot Queen', Phygelius 'Diablo', Plectranthus neochilus, Salvia 'Love and Wishes', Sphaeralcea 'Newleaze Coral', Stachys 'Bella Grigio'
Now that it’s October, the grapevine wreath I hung on the fence mid-summer doesn’t seem half as silly. The pink flowers are from a nearby Asarina scandens, which has been galloping over the fence. The wreath is one I made … Continue reading
Asarina scandens. What a kewpie-doll mouth. I love watching how the blooms trace along the ropey stems, scrolling intriguing outlines. See the letter “E”? A trove of inspiration for a jewelry designer. A galloping vine, wending its way this summer … Continue reading
Not quite sure how this happened. I didn’t seek out pink. But it arrived anyway, on some great plants like the annual knotweed, Polygonum orientale, a 6-footer with splashy variegated leaves. And when I decided to go passiflora shopping, ruddy … Continue reading