This October the garden has already turned its back on summer, and all but the grasses have been cut back. I’m curious to find out how long the summer grasses can be supporting players to the winter-blooming aloes before the … Continue reading
Posted in Bloom Day, succulents
Tagged ' Amicia zygomeris, Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea', Aloe 'Cynthia Giddy', Aloe 'Kujo', Aloe 'Rooikappie', Aloe scobinifolia, Grevillea 'Moonlight', Justicia sericea' Inca Queen', Lomandra 'Breeze', Pennisetum 'Fairy Tails', Phormium 'Black Rage', Plectranthus neochilus, Ricinus communis 'New Zealand Purple', Solanum sp. 'Navidad Jalisco'
A blustery day for a change, this November Bloom Day. I hope it finds you safe and warm. Daytime temperatures dropping out of the 80s have forced the realization that summer is truly over. Yesterday we cleaned the house top … Continue reading
I documented the extent of the back garden earlier in the month. It’s pretty clear it’s a battle for inches here. Relatively cool, overcast June means I’m still shifting plants around and planting some new stuff too. I’ve been playing … Continue reading
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Tagged Agapanthus 'Gold Strike', Aloe 'Johnson's Hybrid', Aloe scobinifolia, Anigo, Anigozanthos 'Yellow Gem', Arctotis 'Flame', Asarina scandens, Australian Native Plants Nursery, Brilliantasia subulugarica, Crithmum maritimum, Dustin Gimbel, Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit', Emilia javanica, Gerbera 'Drakensberg Gold', Glaucium grandiflorum, Gomphrena 'Balboa', Gomphrena 'Fireworks', Jo O'Connell, Lavandula minutolli, Leucadendron 'Ebony', Lomandra 'Breeze', Lotus jacobaeus, Pelargonium sidoides, Pennisetum 'Skyrocket', Phormium 'Apricot Queen', Phygelius 'Diablo', Plectranthus neochilus, Salvia 'Love and Wishes', Sphaeralcea 'Newleaze Coral', Stachys 'Bella Grigio'
I might as well continue with the east fence, the dark blue/black of which can be seen in the distance looking under the pergola. The pots shown yesterday are on the brick patio to the left of the cypresses, and … Continue reading
I’m terrible with aloe names. So many unnamed and/or forgotten hybrids brought home from plant shows. But there’s one aloe I’ve recently acquired whose identity I’m betting will be unforgettable. And it happens to be in bloom, so let’s have … Continue reading
I think I’m finally getting the hang of this heat wave business. I’m taking a cue from the plants: Hunker down and just wait it out. When I cut the melianthus back, this Gomphostigma virgatum found some needed breathing room. … Continue reading
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Tagged Aloe scobinifolia, Cuphea viscosissima, Euphorbia milii ‘Amarillo’, Gaura lindheimeri, Gomphostigma virgatum, Lavandula multifida, Lotus jacobaeus, Pelargonium echinatum, Pennisetum 'Princess Caroline', Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Alba', Solanum pyracanthum