Annies Hodgepodge

Gazania krebsiana

Gazania krebsiana – Terracotta Gazania

About a month ago, I took the day off and head over to Annie’s Annual.  The sun was just coming up, and the plants were looking striking such as this Gazania krebsiana .  South African native…I read that this low growing ground cover is a source of food for some tortoises.

Annie's Annuals & Perennials

Annie’s Annuals & Perennials

There’s always a great collection of eclectic objects in their garden.

Primula polyantha 'Victoriana Gold Laced Black'

Primula polyantha ‘Victoriana Gold Laced Black’

We have the silver version of this guy, Primula polyantha.  I know ours has been loaded with flowers ever since planting it in our garden.  Looks like the gold is just as floriferous.

Cotyledon orbiculata var. orbiculata - Pig's Ear

Cotyledon orbiculata var. orbiculata – Pig’s Ear

Morning sun was spilling over the fence on this patch of Cotyledon orbiculata var. orbiculata.  When planting succulents with glaucous leafs, I try to be delicate as the waxy surface rubs off easily.

(one of many) greenhouse

(one of many) greenhouse

I had a rare opportunity to check out some of their growing areas not open to the public.  Here’s one of their many propagation greenhouses.  Lots O Little babies.

Viola 'Etain'

Viola ‘Etain’

Hum…still on the fence with Violas, but they’re growing on me and Viola ‘Etain’ is helping make the switch.

Heliophila longifolia

Heliophila longifolia – False Blue Flax

Another little plant with big bang for the small foot print, Heliophila longifolia should find its way into one of our containers soon.  We can always use a little more color in our garden.

Echeveria subrigida

Echeveria subrigida

Morning sun lighting up the tips of this Echeveria subrigida.  I ran around like a mad man burning off film before the sun rose too high in the sky.  I always feel like early morning and late evenings are the best photo ops for plants…with bright over cast days coming in third.

It was challenging to select only a couple pics and there are a bunch more on our Flickr.

Kale 'Crane Red'

Kale ‘Crane Red’

I know Kale is edible, but can’t say I have ever prepared it.  Are these specialty Kales okay to eat?

Kennedia nigricans - Black Coral Pea

Kennedia nigricans – Black Coral Pea

Great vine this Kennedia nigricans.  Gotta love a plant that has black flowers…sorta gardening gone Goth.  Makes me want to build some sort of over head arbor to host our own plant party.

Far Out Flora

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