Spurge, otherwise known as Euphorbia, is that cool plant you can have just one of or you can get the bug and try out several species. The ones on spotlight here are some of the most popular shrub and ground cover types readily available to buy.
There is something so lovely about a hillside garden that emulates the natural scene so much so that it provides tranquility and beauty in all seasons, and absolute vibrancy when flowers peak to create sweeps of color or mosaic-like splendor.
This little pink cigar plant (Cuphea cyanea) is cute as can be. My Iphone 5 did an okay job getting some photos in the harsh afternoon light. What drew my to this plant, located in a Sausalito, California garden, was walking by and noting a drift of color…
If you’re thinking about cool plants to pair with your succulents, always remember to match what conditions they love and need, with plants liking and needing similar conditions, (eg: sun, excellent drainage, low water…) Watch this 1 minute video…
Now, before I begin a short, mostly photo chat about Banana Republic, I want you to know that I’m not affiliated with this brand. It’s true that I did sell clothes at this flagship Grant Avenue, San Francisco store (eons ago) for about a year, but that was before I got into a life of plants, gardens and outdoor living. Anyway, here’s what I’m thinking they did right.
I planted this succulent dish garden about 3-months ago, in mid-February, and wanted to show you how it’s growing in. You can see from the lead photo (and those below) that there is plenty of color, yet nothing is in flower. That’s because some of chosen succulents varieties color-up in the sun, while others will […]
Breaking down some of the best succulent plant choices to use in your garden or in a container, Agaves make the list.
In fact, they are so fantastic, adding drama or sculptural interest that they jump to the must have part of the list. As mentioned in an earlier blog post why you should include Agaves in your garden, here are four important points to know about Agave plants…
Most people I talk to get excited when they learn that a plant that they love will do well in their garden and climate. Usually this is a plant with amazing flowers. Amazing fragrance. Something that they can eat. There is not as much of a thrill initially for a plant who’s visual appeal is bold texture, architectural.
Do you know Carex pansa? If you want to see a nice example of a natural lawn that requires less mowing and water, head over to Tilden Botanical Gardens in Berkeley, CA. It was there that I first knowingly stepped foot upon this California native sedge, which seemed to enjoy having me on it as much as I enjoyed lazing around and walking about on it.
SUCCULENTS- besides being drought tolerant and low maintenance are also incredibly popular right now.