The highest temps all summer hit last week, an unwelcome intrusion into fall planting season. Limbing up the big smoke tree a few weeks ago allowed a lot more light into the back garden, setting in motion some deadly domino … Continue reading
Posted in agaves, woody lilies, Bloom Day, Bulbs, Plant Portraits, succulents
Tagged Dahlia 'Chat Noir', Digging Dog Nursery, Grevillea 'Superb', Nerine sarniensis, Persicaria amplexicaulis, Ricinus communis 'New Zealand Purple', Rudbeckia triloba, Salvia canariensis var. candissima, Salvia madrensis, Selinum wallichianum, Thunbergia gregorii
I just noticed today that seedpods had formed on the little manihot tree. M. grahamii is hardier (zone 7b-10) than M. esculenta, which is grown for its starchy, edible tubers, with a possible future in biofuel. The Melianthus ‘Purple Haze’ … Continue reading
We’re a tad overexposed and on the run… a day late for Bloom Day, the 15th of every month, hosted by Carol of May Dreams Gardens. More photos after the jump.
Posted in Bloom Day, Plant Portraits
Tagged Alcea rugosa, Anigozanthos hybrids, Buddleia 'Silver Anniversary', Centranthus ruber 'Alba', Elegia fistulosa, Gaura lindheimeri, Grevillea 'Superb', Knautia macedonia, Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns', Manihot grahamii, Musa sumatrana â€˜Zebrina', Persicaria amplexicaule, Ricinus communis 'New Zealand Purple', Salvia 'Waverly', Salvia chiapensis, Salvia involucrata, Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Knight'
What was I thinking, sleeping in on Bloom Day? Getting straight to the point… Grevillea ‘Superb’ Pelargonium echinatum Abutilon Anigozanthus Salvia chiapensis Ammi majus Tulips The first flower of Salvia iodantha wagneriana in honor of Bloom Day. Thanks, Carol!
The buses run free of charge tonight, there’s street music and food downtown, so we’re going to bundle up, step out, and see what the city has to offer this New Year’s Eve. Reflecting on my first year in “narcissistic … Continue reading