Posts tagged with "Senna"



06. March 2017
small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers, photography, in a vase on monday, iavom, monday vase, nasturtium, papaver, nudicaule, iceland poppy, lavender, eremophila, outback sunrise, senna nemophila
Today's vase was a treat to do, especially as it contains flowers I've not used before. My sister offered me some of her wonderful nasturtiums, and I used quite a few.
25. February 2017
small sunny garden, desert garden, photography, amy myers, garden bloggers foliage day, monthly favorites, senna, nemophila
February is a short month, and I have allowed two memes to creep up and past me: Garden Bloggers' Foliage Day at My Hesperides Garden and the monthly favorites posting at The Danger Garden. So I will slip them both in here, with apologies to Christina and Loree respectively! And as this will be a fairly casual post, I will then ramble a little further. After all, it is spring in the garden... First are a couple of February favorites. One has to be Senna nemophila. In bloom since January, it has...
20. February 2017
in a vase on monday, iavom, monday vase, small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers, photography, narcissus, senna, nemophila, tazetta, lemon, stoneware, glaze, pottery
There are some marvelous scents in the garden now. A few more stems of the unknown Narcissus tazetta have opened, and the light but rich fragrance of Senna nemophila hovers at the end of the garden. Even more special, the smell of lemon blossom is just beginning to wrap the lemon tree in springtime. So I decided to combine the three in a vase.
16. February 2017
desert garden, small sunny garden, amy myers, photography, february, garden bloggers bloom day
I am experiencing some difficulty uploading lots of pictures right now - just in time for Bloom Day, unfortunately! So instead of a comprehensive view of what is blooming, here is a look at the most noticeable flowers, plus one or two deserving special mention. First are a couple of more or less everblooming plants - the ones that show up in almost every Bloom Day post. Above is Eremophila hygrophana; below is Russelia equisetiformis "Big Red".
04. February 2017
desert garden, small sunny garden, amy myers, garden structure, shrubs, agave parryi
Learning which plants offer a good sense of structure for this garden has taken quite a bit longer than I anticipated. I am sure that in a naive way I expected a one-to-one replacement from temperate zone gardens: (x)desert shrub = lilac, (x)desert tree = dogwood, (x)desert perennial = phlox, and so on. Far from it. The most confusing factor is simply learning the basic growth habits of a new set of plants. An equally naive tendency leaves me forever expecting a sort of average habit: a bit...
30. January 2017
small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers, photography, in a vase on monday, iavom, monday vase, pottery, stoneware, ceramics, lavender, lavandula dentata, senna, nemophila, rose, hips, heps
Rose hips, lavender, and senna flowers... Today's vase is a fairly casual mix of things that caught my fancy while I was out in the garden. Rose "Wollerton Old Hall" proved to have quite a few hips on it. I rarely notice them because they are not overly bright, but when I went hunting in the bush I found a nice handful and could have had many more.
24. January 2017
small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers, photography, rose, mister lincoln,
Cold, windy, wet weather was predicted for last night and today. Apart from a few showers, it has turned out quite mild; but the prediction had already encouraged me to cut one flower for today's vase. The enormous bud on the rose "Mister Lincoln" stood a good chance of being broken off or at least battered about if the winds blew in. So I cut it last night and slipped it into a vase this morning. The rose had a beautifully long stem, so I tried one of my taller vases. It was too wide for a...
16. January 2017
small sunny garden, amy myers, desert garden, photography, garden, arizona, gbbd, garden bloggers bloom day, january, flowers, senna, nemophila
The weather has been perfect so far this January, and the plants are relishing it. While I feel that I need to improve my selections for wintertime bloom (it is, after all, a prime season in the desert), the showing for this month is quite cheering.
12. December 2016
in a vase on monday, monday vase, desert garden, small sunny garden, amy myers, photographer, photography, rose, zinnia
Today's vase is, admittedly, a collection of snippets from all over the garden. On one side are the yellow hues...