Have I mentioned how hot it’s been lately?
It’s the kind of heat that gives a boho plant nut a deeper appreciation of the cool, austere lines of a formal garden.
A garden built not on the scaffolding of flowers but leaves, eschewing lush variety for lean repetition.
Nothing too thematic, just some odds and ends.
To prove I left the plant sale tables briefly and did a lap in the show room at the recent Orange County CSSA show, here’s a Dyckia ‘Brittle Star’ hybrid that won an award. My own big clump of dyckia is starting to throw up […]
It’s been chronically drizzly the past few days, perfect weather for thinning and transplanting some broccoli rabe seedlings at my community garden plot. On the drive home I slowed for some interesting front gardens of contrasting character, some shrubby, some sleek and geometric.
Some collector’s gardens, elaborately planted, like this one.
Or spare […]