Is there a tinge of desperation in the road trips of late summer? By the end of summer are we stuffing itineraries with an absurd number of places to see in the dwindling opportunities to experience daylight until 8 p.m.? Guilty here. I’ll give a recent example from just this last weekend. And for the [...]
Growing quietly last October
And startling me yesterday by erupting with these tiny, starry blooms.
The flower buds go unnoticed until bloom, buried deep like sea anemones. Along with Tufted Iceplant, another of its common names is Sea Anemone Iceplant, a diminutive cushion from South Africa that doesn’t favor the bone-dry conditions [...]
There’s some great names in the plant world, and Cussonia is up there with some of my favorites. And for pure enjoyment, no history of the name is necessary, just an appreciation for vowels and syllables. Also lends itself to a good name for a cat (Pussonia?). And then there’s the visual enjoyment they provide.