Bloom Day — you know the drill. (And if you don’t and somehow stumbled here unwittingly, just calm down and see May Dreams Gardens for some helpful background by Carol.) I bought this Banksia ericifolia from a newish nursery in … Continue reading
Posted in Bloom Day, Bulbs, pots and containers, succulents
Tagged Abutilon venosum, Aloe 'Always Red', Aloe 'Moonglow', Aloe cameronii, Anigozanthos 'Little Jean', Banksia ericifolia, Canna indica, Erodium pelargoniflorum, Leucadendron 'Safari Goldstrike', Nicotiana 'Ondra's Brown Mix', Pelargonium echinatum, Sedum nussbaumerianum, Veltheimia bracteata
Some details from Jud’s garden. It was this beet red crassula and Coppertone Stonecrop (Sedum nussbaumerianum) that first drew my attention to this bit of detailed planting. The crassula looks like C. pubescens ssp. radicans. The longer I looked, the … Continue reading
Posted in agaves, woody lilies, design, driveby gardens, succulents
Tagged Agave lophantha, aloes, Coppertone Stonecrop, Crassula pubescens ssp. radicans, Golden Barrel Cactus Echinocactus grusonii, landscaping with succulents, Sedum nussbaumerianum
Cleaning out old photo albums releases lots of ghosts of gardens past. Do I feel guilty and as greedy as Scrooge over all the plants that have come and gone? Not a bit. I do notice that I’ve become more … Continue reading
Posted in agaves, woody lilies, plant crushes, Plant Portraits, succulents
Tagged Anemanthele lessoniana, Centranthus ruber 'Alba', Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, Echeveria 'Black Prince', Geranium 'Dragon Heart', Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis', Libertia peregrinans, Lophomyrtus x ralphii 'Red Dragon', Persicaria amplexicaulis, Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golf Ball', Rose 'Chromatella', Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain', Sedum nussbaumerianum, Stipa arundinacea, Stipa tenuissima, Vitis vinifera 'Purpurea'
I had to laugh when I saw Reuben’s latest project on this post, planting the frame to an old television monitor, which I think is incredibly classy and wish he’d sell to me. (Look at those aeonium knobs!) I completely … Continue reading
Got home from work yesterday and was still in the process of dropping all my gear off in the office, when the first person to greet me did so briefly then in quick order uttered those anxiety-making words: “I’ve got … Continue reading
August is always a truth-telling time in the life of a garden and a good month to take a snapshot of it. The hoses have been deployed this week to deep water the trees and soak the now bone-dry soil. … Continue reading
Posted in agaves, woody lilies, creatures, garden visit, journal, Plant Portraits, pots and containers, succulents
Tagged ' Amicia zygomeris, Aeonium 'Zwartkop', Aeonium canariense, Agave americana var. medio-picta 'Alba', Agave attenuata 'Kara's Stripes', Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor', Agave parrasana 'Fireball', Anigozanthos 'Yellow Gem', Annie's Annuals & Perennials, Centranthus ruber 'Alba', Chionanthus retusus, Chrysanthemoides incana, Cotinus 'Grace', Crithmum maritimum, Cupressus macrocarpa 'Citriodora', Dustin Gimbel, Echeveria elegans, Euphorbia cotinifolia, Helenium puberulum, Hibiscus acetosella, Laurus nobilis 'Aureus', Lepismium cruciforme, Lotus jacobaeus, Lysimachia ephemerum, Manihot grahamii, Mirabilis jalapa 'Limelight', Pennisetum 'Princess Caroline', Persicaria amplexicaulis, Prostanthera ovalifolia 'Variegata', Ricinus communis 'New Zealand Purple', Salpiglossis 'Chocolate Royal', Scabiosa ochroleuca, Sedum nussbaumerianum, Senecio anteuphorbium, Sideritis oroteneriffae, Sonchus canariensis, Stipa arundinacea, Teucrium hircanicum, Vitis vinifera 'Purpurea', Zea mays 'Tiger Cub'
Though we may occasionally argue about what a garden is, I think we can all agree that what a garden does is cast a “spell of the present.” I loved this eminently quotable piece from Diane Ackerman a couple days … Continue reading
“The Venice Garden & Home Tour is an annual fundraising event, benefiting the children of the Neighborhood Youth Association’s (NYA) Las Doradas Children’s Center in Venice, CA. This self-guided walking tour showcases the unique homes and gardens of the creative … Continue reading
Posted in agaves, woody lilies, design, edibles, garden ornament, garden visit, MB Maher, pots and containers, succulents
Tagged Abutilon megapotamicum, Acacia pendula, Acanthus mollis, Aloe distans, Jan Brilliot, Jay Griffith, Johanna Woolcott, Las Doradas Childrenâ€™s Center, Linda Lucks, Los Angeles, Lotus maculatus, MB Maher, Potted For Outdoor Living, Russ Cleta, Sedum nussbaumerianum, Southern Califonria, Venice Beach, Venice Garden & Home Tour 2012
February is a very exciting month. So much to take note of, I rarely make it through a hot cup of coffee on a February morning. The anigozanthos is growing in leaps, now almost chin-high. This is ‘Yellow Gem.’ Tulips … Continue reading
Posted in Bloom Day, Bulbs, Plant Portraits
Tagged Anigozanthos 'Yellow Gem', Geranium maderense 'Alba', Helleborus argutifolius, Lotus jacobaeus, Pelargonium echinatum, Russellia equisetiformis, Scilla peruviana, Sedum nussbaumerianum, tulips
I briefly escaped the desk yesterday and checked out a couple local nurseries. Fall is when some interesting plants start to appear again in Southern California nurseries, for planting in the cooler temps, to be settled in by winter rains. … Continue reading
Posted in Plant Portraits, pots and containers, succulents
Tagged Digging Dog Nursery, Dustin Gimbel, Echeveria elegans, Echeveria pulidonis, Libertia peregrinans, Patersonia drummondii, Sedum nussbaumerianum, Senecio anteuphorbium, Teucrium hyrcanicum 'Purple Tails'