Posts tagged with "sweetpeas"



26. April 2017
small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers, photography, tuesday view
And here is the South Border at the end of April. The highlights of the border now are the miniature roses.
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!
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...
11. January 2017
Now that the holidays are past and the weather has changed a good deal, I am restarting the Tuesday View, inspired by Cathy's meme at Words and Herbs. While so many gardens lie under ice or snow right now, the small sunny garden is enjoying a desert winter, so it seems like a good time to take a quick look at what is changing. At first glance, the South Border looks much like it did a month ago, except that the grasses are fading.
07. January 2017
small sunny garden, desert garden, cereus, peruvianus, cactus, amy myers, photography, january
So yesterday I felt ever so slightly guilty. I was hearing about cold temperatures and snow, from Copenhagen to Houston to Italy. And I went out in the sunny garden to plant out my sweet peas.