It looks like the heat is fairly evenly distributed across the U.S. this Labor Day weekend. In between dipping into a steaming hot garden to cut back agastache, anthemis and senecio, I’m catching up on work and going through summer … Continue reading
Posted in garden ornament, garden travel, garden visit, pots and containers
Tagged Aruncus aethusifolius, begonias, greenhouses, Knautia macedonia, Landcraft Environments, Long Island, Longhouse Reserve, Ltd., Lysimachia punctata, Madoo Conservancy, New York, Old Westbury Gardens, Solandra maxima, Vireya rhododendrons
For about five days in mid-June a small group of us toured gardens on Long Island, NY, with the last day, Sunday, dedicated to visiting the High Line and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, which seemed a perfect ending to the … Continue reading
Posted in garden travel, garden visit
Tagged Allium, astilbe, Baptisia alba, Dalea purpurea, Echinacea pallida, Eremurus, Knautia macedonia, New York gardens, Stachys 'Hummelo', The High Line Park
We’re a tad overexposed and on the run… a day late for Bloom Day, the 15th of every month, hosted by Carol of May Dreams Gardens. More photos after the jump.
Posted in Bloom Day, Plant Portraits
Tagged Alcea rugosa, Anigozanthos hybrids, Buddleia 'Silver Anniversary', Centranthus ruber 'Alba', Elegia fistulosa, Gaura lindheimeri, Grevillea 'Superb', Knautia macedonia, Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns', Manihot grahamii, Musa sumatrana â€˜Zebrina', Persicaria amplexicaule, Ricinus communis 'New Zealand Purple', Salvia 'Waverly', Salvia chiapensis, Salvia involucrata, Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Knight'
Thanks to the late plantsman and artist Kevin Nicolay for this phrase he coined to describe plants that possess elongated fireworks of some kind, whether seed capsule or flower. I think it originates from an interview with Kevin in Horticulture … Continue reading
Let’s be honest, in zone 10 there’s no equivalent to the pent-up anticipation for blooms to arrive that describes spring in colder zones (and probably makes its arrival that much more exquisitely joyful, that cycle of denial and deliverance). Our … Continue reading