A blustery day for a change, this November Bloom Day. I hope it finds you safe and warm. Daytime temperatures dropping out of the 80s have forced the realization that summer is truly over. Yesterday we cleaned the house top … Continue reading
Since I’m already running a day late for the Bloom Day reports collected by May Dreams Gardens on the 15th of every month, I’ll try to limit the repetition. September pretty much mirrors August, but here’s a couple oddballs, a … Continue reading
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'
Real estate may still not be improving much, but in the garden houses are always moving, as with this Agave americana var. medio-picta ‘Alba’ that has been upsized to a new home that can be comfortably inhabited for several years, … Continue reading