Thursday, April 7, 2011

Windy, and purply

It's seriously windy today. I went to the garden at lunchtime to pot up twenty one 4" pots of  Lychnis coronaria (rose campion) that were given to us by John. The pots were flying all over the place!

I love the intense pink color of the rose campion, so hopefully the seedlings will take and we can put them all over the place.

The middle back bed is looking nice today. I had planned it to include many shades of purplle and silver, and the photo here shows just that! Working from lower left in a clockwise fashion we have silvery lamb's ears (Stachys byzantina), variegated Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea), more lamb's ears, orange California poppies, blue pincushion flowers (Scabiosa), Lavendula stoechas "Madrid Purple" (lavender), and in front of that the strappy leaves of Aristea major (about to flower for the first time!), then silvery Plectranthus argentatus, a purple Lantana camera, and finally the Pacific Coast iris (Iris douglasiana) on the bottom right.


  1. Awesome, you rock. I can't believe you potted up twenty things! Gorgeous photo. Make sure it is tagged to be included in future promotional materials ;)

  2. Yeah those irises don't look good for long, but when they do - wowza!


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