Friday, December 31, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
I do like the self seeding red Salvia rutilans, also called Pineapple sage, as the leaves have a pineapple scent.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Christmas was greeted with a wet, grey sky; optimistic me says it keeps the garden green!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Brugmansia is named after Sebald Justin Brugmans 1763-1819. The genus Brugmansia belongs to the nightshade,Solanaceae family which includes tomatoes, potatoes, tobacco, many kinds of peppers, eggplant, and also includes Datura, petunia, nicotiana, solanum, physalis (Chinese lantern) and other ornamentals. Brugmansia is native to South America, particularly the Andes, where they grow on sloping terrain under damp conditions.
These striking plants produce flowers that perfume the night air with their exotic fragrance. All parts of Brugmansia are toxic when ingested.
Hemerocallis, "Old Tangiers", lets you dream of times gone by.....
Friday, December 10, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Apricot Nectar does very well in my garden zone 11. It is an easy rose to grow, wonderful to pick for a vase. Flowers nearly all year round. Cuttings take well in winter.
He who wants a rose must respect the thorn. -Persian Proverb
Friday, December 3, 2010
Towards evening this black bruise was hanging around;