Friday, January 21, 2011

Today was a day of mathematical simplicity, nothing too complex. Like an abacus, disparate elements slid in and out of place, adding in then subtracting out throughout the day. Work lined up for the day cancelled. Subtraction. But being home, I was able to catch the late afternoon sun backlighting Aeonium rubrinoleatum. Addition.


A windfall of free time usually finds me in the garden, and today was no exception. So far, I haven’t found a single plant not improved by association with libertia. So inevitable was their pairing, Agave parryi var. truncata and the gingery blades of Libertia peregrinans, that they clicked into place like the beads of an abacus. Addition.


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5 Responses to Friday, January 21, 2011

  1. Scott Weber says:

    Beautiful pics…and you’ve inspired me with your photo of the Libertia…it’s going on my must-have list for 2011!

  2. Kathy says:

    Denise, I love the pot you put that Agave in –the concrete-y look sets off the blue-gray splendidly ! Also pouting -it would be nice not to have to hide my Aeoniums in the pop-up greenhouse all winter . Trade offs-I can grow apples,though I don’t.

  3. Pam/Digging says:

    I like your math. Glad you got to enjoy extra time in your garden.

  4. Denise says:

    Scott, I must be verging on being annoying with libertia, but it’s such a good plant. Thanks for your words of encouragement about the photos!
    Kathy, I brought home four of these concrete pots, very cheap on sale. Must be because they’re so darn heavy, but I do like them. Maybe you need an apple tree to grow ‘Kiftsgate,’ or is ‘Cecil Brunner’ enough climber for your garden?
    Pam, tallying it up like cold math can sometimes take the sting out of things!

  5. Laguna Dirt says:

    i don’t get it, probably because i stink at math. but i love those concrete planters! : )

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