Saturday, August 01, 2015

Cuphea Ignea--Firecracker Plant

Firecracker Plant
Good plant to attrack hummingbirds.  Roger's Gardens report it to be waterwise, but I find most websites report medium water usage.  If this is a waterwise plant, I will consider adding to the garden.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Blue moon on Friday


Cool Summer Garden Feature


Temperature's rising in the summer garden.  This water feature helps the garden feel cooler. Additionally, a water feature can provide water to birds and wildlife in your garden.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Colorful Cactus adds to Interest in the Garden

I've posted cactus in bloom which sports beautiful pink flowers.  I like this cactus with its pads of  pink and purple hues.  Landscaping can be more interesting if the specimen has depth of color.
Gradient colors from blue green to yellowish pink make this an interesting specimen for the garden landscape.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Cactus Planet


Cactus can look stark in certain landscapes.  The planting of this hillside is more like you are on a lush alien planet.

Stone Walkway



Sometimes the most striking thing about a garden is right under your feet.  The design and detailed execution of this walkway are amazing.  This path is mortar and stone.  Other times, it makes sense to use plant material when creating a walkway to add softness or interest.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Stunning Pairing of Old Fashioned and Architectural--Pink and Green: Always a favorite

  • Discovered this lovely pairing of coleus and orchid.  So fresh and bright for July!  The brilliantly colored leaves of the coleus pair so nicely with the bold upright orchid.

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