Posts tagged with "perovskia"
07. June 2017
Summer has certainly arrived. Although seasons move from one to the next fairly seamlessly here - there being no sudden frost in autumn or melting snow in spring - and though many plants bloom off and on throughout the year, the summer borders display their own special selection of bloom. Just now the spires of Perovskia are asserting themselves at the back of the South Border. This is by far the best they have looked so far. Perhaps my changes in watering have helped, or perhaps it simply...
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.
16. November 2016
It is the middle of the month now, the middle of November at that! Time for a look at what is blooming in the garden with Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. This is a lush season here in the desert, as temperatures are quite comfortable. It might be even lusher if we could get some rain, but so far that hasn't happened. Perhaps a little later... Meantime, here is what the garden is doing. This month I divided the plants according to seasonality, only to find that...
31. October 2016
This week's vase is made of some of the lighter components of the garden: plants that yield those wonderful airy flowers that often serve as filler and "back-of-the-border" types, along with various grass flowers.
26. October 2016
It looks as if this will be the last Tuesday View for awhile. It is a curious illustration of the differences in climates and seasons that while the meme is ending due to cold conditions in the north of the world, my South Border is only now coming into its own. The biggest sign is the many opening flowers on Muhlenbergia capillaris "Regal Mist". Combined with miniature roses, lavender, and another grass--Pennisetum setaceum rubrum--its flowers complete the jewel look of the border as the...
18. October 2016
This week's Tuesday View actually says quite a bit about the garden just now. The summer blooming plants, such as Pennisetum and Catharanthus, are still blooming freely. The plants that like temperatures just a little milder -- the miniature roses and Perovskia, as well as Eremophila hygrophana -- have exploded into full flower as well. And Muhlenbergia "Regal Mist" is just opening its autumn glory.
05. October 2016
The big news for this week's Tuesday View is that the Perovskia has come back into full bloom. This means it is humming with bees.
04. October 2016
This is the first regular post from the new site, so I wanted to express some of my pleasure over my new project by a lusher bouquet than usual. And the garden provided the material, what with roses beginning to bloom and late summer flowers giving a burst of blossom as well.