Posts tagged with "GoodwinsCreekGray"

10. January 2017
small sunny garden, desert garden, in a vase on monday, iavom, amy myers, photography, pottery, ceramics, earthenware, handbuilt, coiled, chuparosa, justicia californica, artemisia, powis castle, lavender, goodwins creek gray, lantana, eremophila, outback
Chuparosa (Justicia californica) is one of the most casual plants in my garden, unsure whether it ought to stand up or sprawl over the ground, but on the whole much preferring the latter. So far it does not grow dense enough to keep weeds down either, only provides some shelter for them. For all that it is a special plant in its way, not least because it came through last summer utterly unfazed. Also, its blooms are among the favorites of our resident hummingbirds. I have plans for moving it as...
09. December 2016
butterfly, painted lady, vanessa, cardui, photography, amy myers, small sunny garden, desert garden, lavender
Winter is butterfly season here in the low desert. In addition to the brilliant Monarchs and Queens, there are many Painted Ladies (Vanessa cardui) fluttering around; they are the most common visitors at the moment, spending their time mostly on lantana and lavender.
23. October 2016
lavender, lavandula, small sunny garden, desert garden, gbfd, garden bloggers foliage day, amy myers, photography, stoechas, madrid
Once a month, Christina at My Hesperides Garden, encourages us to take a look at the effects of foliage in the garden. For this Garden Bloggers' Foliage Day, I decided to take a closer look at my small collection of lavenders. They would be splendid garden plants even if they never bloomed. And here in the desert, where they grow robustly despite heat, alkaline soils, and drought, they are particularly valuable as structural plants. There is, of course, the marvelous fragrance of both foliage...