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Here I Am Baby

I have a love ~ hate relationship with deciduous magnolias. I love them, but they like soil that tends to be acid and loamy in texture – two things I can’t provide.  101 more words

Color

Darkness, Darkness

Chondropetalum tectorum, also known as Cape Rush, is an upright evergreen perennial from South Africa. The green grass-like stems have a dark brown band at each joint complimenting the small dark brown flowers that form at each stem tip. 51 more words

Monterey Bay

Perfect in Pink: Flowering Almond

Spring gently wakes us from our winter slumber.  Her kiss is warm and gentle.  Against our ears, she sighs, whispering verdant promises.  We in turn open our eyes, rubbing away the sleep and memories of snow, cold, and blustery days.   472 more words

Gardening

Sunrise™ Cordyline is a heat tolerant plant with vivid pink and maroon foliage

Sunrise™ Cordyline is a heat tolerant plant with vivid pink and maroon foliage

Need a stand out landscape plant. These Sunrise™ Cordyline speak for themselves with their vivid pink to maroon variegated foliage. 119 more words

Ozbreed

Figs - Tasty Landscaping

One of the pleasures of living in the south is the plethora of plants we can grow in our yards. Growing up in Maine, I probably appreciate the diversity here more than most. 492 more words

Foraging

'Light O Day' Lacecap Hydrangea for My Garden Room

A couple of years ago I was shopping for a client when I came across a  variegated Hydrangea that really called to me. I followed my own advice and didn’t give in to its seductive looks (impulse buying is a no no). 253 more words

Lemon Twist is for a Martini, Lavender Twist is the Redbud...

A few days ago I wrote about  one of my favorite trees , the Redbud. I mentioned a couple of different kinds available , one was the Forest Pansy and the other I identified as the Lemon Twist ( which we all know is actually used in a Martini).What I should have said was the Lavender Twist. 106 more words