For summer, valerian and nicotiana light up what’s mainly a planting of shrubs and succulents the remaining seasons. As much as I love intoxicating displays of summer abundance, this little garden has to remain sober and on duty all 12 … Continue reading
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Tagged Agave filifera ssp. schidigera 'Shira ito no Ohi', Angelica stricta 'Purpurea', Baltic parsley Cenolophium denudatum, Eryngium pandanifolium, Pennisetum 'Karley Rose', Phlomis 'Sunningdale Gold', Plectranthus argentatus, Puya laxa, salvia, Senecio medley-woodii, Senecio palmeri, Solanum valerianum 'Navidad Jalisco'
I spent most of October traveling, intermittently home just long enough to sweep up piles of ash and note that the customary accumulation of a summer’s worth of city grime on leaves had been augmented by heavy particulates from local … Continue reading
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Tagged Aloe camperi, Dichondra sericea, Echeveria purpusorum, Euphorbia stygiana, Grevillea 'King's Fire', Grevillea 'King's Rainbow', Lephechinia fragrans 'El Tigre', Lobelia fistulosa, Phyllica pubescens, Senecio palmeri
My leaning Cussonia gamtoosensis took a serious dive earthward in late August. Like a watched pot that never boils, it’s difficult to discern when a chronically leaning tree is in imminent danger of failing, but clearly the cabbage palm was … Continue reading