Posts tagged with "gbfd"

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...
23. November 2016
artemisia, powis castle, garden bloggers foliage day, small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers. photography
November's GBFD post is necessarily a bit brief (not to mention late!), but I didn't want to miss it altogether. I am sharing a short post on a plant whose foliage is fascinating to me at the moment. The plant is Artemisia "Powis Castle" (above). Its leathery, silver-white leaves stood up beautifully through this year's particularly nasty summer. In a dry garden with many silver-foliaged plants, they were the whitest leaves to be seen. And it grew and grew. I didn't measure it at its largest,...
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...