Nighttime temps haven’t dipped into the 30s yet, still the calamintha was somehow dusted with ice crystals yesterday morning
Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) always looks chilly
The daytime temps, anyway, make for perfect biking weather. My Christmas present to Marty was a bike bell, and his present to me was…a bike bell. The whole town seems to have bikes on the brain this year. Walking to a local coffee shop this morning, we found a confab of vintage bikes.
I highly approve of the containers outside the shop too, which were planted with shrubby stuff, a direction I’ve been drifting in also.
Not just for vines, this hand-made iron tuteur can also support lax shrubs like this knife-leaf acacia, A. pravissima
Mixed containers with Dodonaea viscosa ‘Purpurea’, Purple-leafed Hop-bush, variegated eleagnus and ginger/hedychium
From the garden, a NOID begonia, Saxifraga stolonifera ‘Maroon Beauty,’ Papaver commutatum, Echeveria ‘Opal Moon,’ Pelargonium ‘Crocodile,’ and that little dickens Ein.
I’m sorry, but Ein deserves a bigger photo!
I see lots of vintage bikes now around Napa too, and I observe that no one wears helmets when riding them..this is not a safety complaint mind you, but I believe there is a ‘style’ issue here. Those nerdy helmets ruin the whole look. I imagine the helmet law is rarely enforced,and maybe was designed for those who insist on riding bikes on windy back roads with no visibility and no bike lane.
The plants are lovely, the bikes are cool, but no contest: Ein beats them all.
Kathy, I don’t wear a helmet either! I’m so old school.
Hoov, I’ll pass on your compliments to Ein — he can’t get enough!