My Portland friend Loree at Danger Garden collects impressions of favorite plants at the end of the month, so I put together a contribution of what’s catching my eye this week. I’m enjoying how the Verbascum bombyciferum echoes the rosette … Continue reading
Posted in agaves, woody lilies, Plant Portraits, pots and containers, succulents
Tagged Abutilon venosum, Agave 'Dragon Toes', Agave celsii var. albicans 'UCB', Albuca maxima, Canna indica, Cistus 'Snow Fire', Crambe maritima, dyckia, Echium simplex, Hymenolepis parviflora, Manihot grahamii, Phlomis lanata, Solanum pyracanthum, Sonchus congestus, Verbascum bombyciferum
March is certainly a fast-moving month, isn’t it? Some incidents from the garden: Protected under the pergola, the ‘Stained Glass’ octopus agave came through an early March hailstorm without a mark. Agaves tucked against the house, under the eaves, like … Continue reading
Posted in agaves, woody lilies, clippings
Tagged Abutilon venosum, Agave gypsophila 'Ivory Curls', Agave vilmoriniana 'Stained Glass', Banksia ericifolia, Echium simplex, fasciation, Gastrolobium praemorsum 'Bronze Butterfly', Papaver rupifragum, Papaver setigerum, Salvia 'Amistad'
All leaves are extraordinary in a basic, photosynthetic sense, and then there are those that push the point even further. Leaves perform infinite adaptive riffs and improvisations on variegation or curve, curl, and flounce. A couple examples in my garden … Continue reading