Posts tagged with "eremophila"



30. May 2017
Today's vase is a potpourri of flavors from the end of May. Herbs, miniature roses, seedpods, and even chrysanthemums and one very small sunflower found their way into the mix. As did the first plume from Pennisetum setaceum rubrum and the first small spire from Perovskia.
12. April 2017
small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers, photography, garden blog, tuesday view,
The South Border is showing the season more clearly now. It is late spring here; the last few bulbs are in bloom. These are African species planted spottily as the border developed, but coming back faithfully, and deserving their place in the limelight, as well as a more organized planting! There is Ornithogalum arabicum, a little scanty on bloom this year but so pretty and generally flowering just around Easter...
15. March 2017
small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers, photography, gbbd, garden bloggers bloom day, spring, flowers, annas hummingbird, salvia greggi, calypte, anna
First a confession. Wandering around the garden today, camera in hand, peering here and there to see what is in bloom, for the first time I was thrilled with the garden. Not with the idea, or with this or that plant or combination of plants, or even with a particular piece of it all, but with the garden itself. For the first time I can feel it as a whole, however tentatively. There is still chaos here and there; the hedging must be completed; big gaps and outright errors need to be remedied;...
07. March 2017
tuesday view, small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers, photography,
It is very springlike in the South Border now. The most noticeable new development at the moment is the mass of lavender bloom just starting to open. in this case Lavandula stoechas "Madrid". L. s. "Blueberry Ruffles" is always a bit behind as well as a good deal smaller. I'm enjoying the effect as "Madrid" and its miniature rose neighbor grow together. Although I'm getting a bit nervous too, as I can't figure out where either will stop!
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.
28. February 2017
Here in the desert the weather continues to turn gray and wet from time to time. The last couple of days have seen a fair amount of rain; at one point yesterday there was nearly an inch in Johnny's feed tub (my very casual rain gauge). It is all good for the garden at any rate, though the accompanying cooler temperatures may mean that I must reseed my warm season annuals. Very few seem to be wanting to sprout despite the moisture. Perhaps they will respond if we get a sudden warming spell? But...
28. February 2017
small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers, photography, eremophila, valentine, limonium, perezii, hippeastrum, red pearl, amaryllis, russelia, pottery, stoneware, monday, in a vase on monday, iavom
Today's vase was quite a flamboyant concoction. It began several days ago when I salvaged a broken stem of Hippeastrum "Red Pearl". Last autumn I planted "Red Pearl" directly out into the North Border. It has grown well: a little more slowly than my potted Christmas bulb and much more quickly than the Hippeastrums already in the garden. It is a luscious red, very classic.
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".
14. February 2017
desert garden, small sunny garden, tuesday view, amy myers, photography
This week's Tuesday View shows the South Border looking a bit bare with the grasses cut down and spring annuals not yet grown up. But a few things reward a closer look: Narcissus in front of Eremophila maculata "Valentine" and a newly planted Penstemon parryi behind them.
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...

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