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 →
Posted in Bloom Day
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'
All the new and interesting dry garden shrubs on the smallish side seem to be coming from Annie’s Annuals & Perennials. Gnidia polystacha from South Africa is a light-limbed shrub with needle-like leaves that readily give away its Thymelaeaceae family … Continue reading →
Posted in agaves, woody lilies, clippings, journal, plant nurseries
Tagged Agave desmettiana 'Joe Hoak', Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Medio Picta', Aloe deltoideodonta ‘Sparkler’, Annie's Annuals & Perennials Nursery, Beaucarnia recurvata, Dasylirion wheeleri, Echeveria pallida, Emilia javanica, Ethiopian Spur Flower, Gnidia polystacha, Lincoln Avenue Nursery, Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society Annual Drought Tolerant Plant Festival, Plectranthus coerulescens, Tradescantia cerinthoides 'Greenlee', Yerba Buena Nursery
Composite flowers of senecio come paired with an incredible range of leaf forms. A few portraits from one of the largest genera of flowering plants, taken at recent plant shows Senecio fulgens with an Emilia javanica-like flower Senecio tropaeolifolius Senecio … Continue reading →