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Spiny surprises

There are lots of lovely eryngiums for gardeners: this is my favourite.  Positively dangerously spiny, this marvellous assemblage of bleached-out looking bracts make a serious garden statement.  423 more words

Wednesday Vignette - drift wood magic

I’m on the road this week. The NNBA (The Northwest Nursery Buyers Association) is arranging a two-day tour of nurseries around the Tacoma/Kitsap peninsula. So much fun, and lots to learn from each one. 78 more words

Wednesday Vignette

Aches, pains and peonies

The arrival of Spring means a lot of jobs in the garden and with that I have found come a lot of aches and pains.  For me it is my lower back, neck and shoulders that feel it, particularly when I have done a few hours of one job at a time! 681 more words

Canterbury Botanical Society, Field Day Saturday February 14th

I won’t be able to attend but the first field day for 2015 will be to Lake Forsyth.  Exploring both freshwater and saline habitats on the lake shore.  110 more words

air RIN geum (aka Eryngium)

Ever had one of those toe May toe, toe MOT toe problems??
I have…and the above plant is one of them. If you worked out in the garden with me you would often hear me say (randomly) the pronunciation of this, or sometimes other, latin plant names. 171 more words

Locally Grown Cut Flowers


The Eryngium, or Sea Holly, is one of the plants I would love to grow in my garden but cannot. Since it needs excellent drainage and full sunshine it cannot cope with my heavy clay soil and the abundance of trees that block the howling winds. 28 more words


Silent Sunday: Flowers grown for drying

Accrolinum, statice, ammobium. xeranthemum, eryngium, nigella, nicandra, lavender, achillea.