June 25, 2015

Noe Valley Garden

Last week I was invite over to my friend Nader's house for dinner and drinks.  I arrived late due to confusion on my part but it was perfect lighting to view the garden.  Nader's garden is always impeccable and constantly evolving.   It's been well over a year since I been here and the first thing I noticed was the red.  Nader doesn't do red so I was shocked.  Is he ok?

Two kinds of Verbena (lilacina 'De la Mina & bonariensis), Nepeta with Clarkia being the deep pink flower in the center.

The red is a poppy and a rose in the first photo.

Frank with Paris and Ema.

June 09, 2015

Border with Bold Colors

Bold, Hot or exotic.  Not sure which is correct when describing the facelift we gave to this large space around the barn's decks.

In addition to moving clumps into scattered drifts of existing plants we added the following:
Achillea millefolium 'Moonshine'
Armeria maritima 'Abla'
Leucadendron 'Rising Sun'
Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset'
Leucadendron salignum 'Chief'
Limonium perezii
Senecio glastifolius
Calluna vulgaris 'Fort Bragg'
Cerinthe major purpurescens
Agonis flexuosa 'Jervis Bay After Dark'
Calluna vulgaris 'Spring Touch'
Fabiana imbricata 'Violaceae'
Iris douglasiana
Tritonia disticha

Planting a White Garden on the Pacific Coast

Our garden tour is this Saturday.   Here's the plant list for our white garden at Piccolo Fiume in Little River, California:

Rosa rugosa 'Alba'
Rhododendron 'Fragrantisimum Improved'
Agrostemma githago 'Ocean Pearls'
Antirrhinum majus 'Royal Bride'
Armeria maritima 'Abla'
Cosmos bipinnatus 'Snow Puff'
Hydrangea paniculata 'Fire and Ice'
Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora'
Hydrangea quercifolia "Alice'
Papaver hybridum 'Swansdown'
Petunia axillaris 'Wild White Petuna'
Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Snowmaiden'
Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Snowflake'
White Agapanthus
Astelia chathamica 'Silver Spears'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'
Lobelia erinus 'Laguna White'
Stachys 'Bello Grigio'
Chrysanthemum f. 'Chelsea Girl'
Convolvulus cneorum
Dahlia tree double white
Dahlia x hybrida 'Karma Serena'
Salvia argentea
Centaurea gymnocarpa 'Velvet Centaurea'

Below is the lastest planting from two weeks ago and this includes all the plants listed above.

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