Posts tagged with "Iris"



12. April 2017
small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers, photography, garden photography, iris, abbondanza, bearded
Iris "Abbondanza" has arrived: the first bearded iris to bloom this year... a lovely yellow with orange beards and a soft tangerine flush to the standards.
03. April 2017
small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers, photography, garden photography, in a vase on monday, iavom, monday vase, iris, dutch, blue magic, limonium perezii, tetraneuris acaulis
Of all the flowers in the garden right now, I am particularly thrilled with the Dutch Iris "Blue Magic" (see also my last post, Farewell to March). So I decided it was fair enough to clip one and build today's vase around it.
01. April 2017
small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers, photography, garden blog, tetraneuris, acaulis, angelita daisy
March has departed in a highly leonine fashion here, with a roar of winds, fluctuating temperatures, sun and clouds and sun and clouds, and plummeting humidity. Nevertheless, it has been a beautiful month in the garden, as cold gave way to warmth and ample sunlight. Everything is still feasting on the extra rain we received in January and February, no small gift in a desert garden! The month began with Narcissus...
29. March 2017
small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers, photography, south border, tuesday view, words and herbs,
This is admittedly a very, very late post. I'm struggling with slow internet again, so will keep this light! But the South Border deserves its due as March comes to a very lavender-y close. Lavandula stoechas "Blueberry Ruffles" is now in fine form, looking better than it has ever done before. Although I have mentally cavilled at its slower growth (compared to "Madrid"), I do love that rich blue hue in the flowers.
24. January 2017
small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers, photography, tuesday view, january
After last week's Tuesday View, I began to carry out my plan of cutting back and cleaning up in the South Border. I trimmed down Pennisetum setaceum rubrum first. This allows the plants behind to get more sunlight. What chiefly shows up is my still-small Cereus peruvianus, which I expect will eventually dominate the lower half of the border. It has some growing to do, but then it has a reputation as a fast grower. Then there are the sweet peas - my young seedlings just visible - which will be...
18. January 2017
Tuesday view, small sunny garden, desert garden, january, amy myers, photography
At the risk of repeating myself, the garden does seem to be just between two seasons at present. A good clean-up of the borders is in order, and in the South Border this will mean cutting back the grasses to allow more light in to irises and such. The Muhlenbergia plumes have completely faded, as have most on the Pennisetum; but they still catch the light beautifully, so I've been in no hurry to cut them..
11. October 2016
small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers, tuesday view, autumn bloom, salvia
As October moves forward, some changes are finally occuring in the South Border. The usual view looks largely the same (picture taken after the shadows began to fall eastward). It is easy to note how much better the Perovskia is blooming now. Tucked in behind the Pennisetum, it has become a mass of purple bloom.