The weekend is forecast to be in the triple digits. I decided to pick some flowers last night while the temperatures aren't so bad. The arrangement consists of Celosia, Cuphea, Cosmos, and Gomphrena. If the bottom photo looks like a larger bouquet, it's because the background is an old painting with a bouquet of flowers.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Front Border Ensemble
This year, I experimented with a combination of plants, in one of my front yard borders. I wanted to pay just as much attention to texture, as to color. I'm quite pleased with the outcome. The ensemble includes: Cosmos bipinnatus, Cynara cardunculus, Emilia coccinea, Cymbopogon citrullus, and Cuphea llavea.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Platycodon grandiflorus in a bed of Sedum angelina
Every spring it's always a delight to see the large blooms of the Balloon Flower Platycodon grandiflorus open. The buds, as their common name suggests, look like little balloons about to pop. Once they do, the flowers are fairly large, measuring around 3 inches wide. The blue of this variety is even more striking in combination with the chartreuse foliage of the Sedum.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Friday, January 3, 2014
Amaryllis La Paz
It's a new year and what better way to start it than to show off a beautiful Amaryllis that is blooming in my house! La Paz was a gift from a special friend. The painting in the background is one I did way way way back.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!