It’s Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, yay! Here are our gratuitous pictures of what we have in bloom. I’ve been buying a fair amount of new non-succulents lately to balance things out.
We picked up Eccremocarpus scaber ‘Tresco Gold’ at Annie’s a couple months ago and it’s looking happy. It likes part shade, so it was perfect for the not so bright side of the garden. Love Annie’s description, “Rare, easy, fast growing & fabulous! This floriferous vine will easily cover a 6’ x 8’ trellis in 3-4 months & then stops there, so as not to become a menace.” It sounds like the perfect vine to me.
Can you tell we went vine shopping at Annie’s? Here’s another sweet little vine we picked up. Tropaeolum peregrinum “Canary Creeper Nasturtium” is a close relative to the plain old nasturtium. It’s been chewed on a little bit, but seems to be happy.
Parrot’s Beak called out to me at Pacific Nurseries recently. We’re going to put this guy in a container as the ‘spill’ (not to be confused with thrill or fill).
Love the rusty orange flowers on this adorable little Rock Rose. Looks like it can put up with the salty conditions near the beach. Good drainage seems to be key.
We didn’t forget about the succulents:
Grevilleas are my new plant crack. I love and want ALL of them. How could I have not noticed them until a few months ago? Must have been living in a cave.
Newell Cestrum came home with me about a week ago. For $5.00 how could I pass it up? Not so sure how it will do by the beach. Water seems pretty important in its first year. Hopefully it will make it.
Hurray for Blooms!
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