This was Begonia 'San Miguel' when I first brought it home. It's already grown quite a bit. You'll have to take my word for it as I didn't take a current picture. Love this hirsute bear of a begonia!
This is actually already in a pot and is one of the Christmas cactus cuttings that Sally Priest from WeHop gave to Alison and Me when we visited her.
Clivia miniata. Never grown these before and am excited to try. One has variegated foliage. House plant during the winter. Will I kill them?
Grevillia rivularis has cool foliage!
Got this Geranium pamatum at Far Reaches recently and was excited to have it again. They used to seed themselves in my sunny parking strip until the tetrapanax foest took over. Funny thing, I was in the parking strip weeding the other day and what should I see but one of these in full bloom and another about the size of the one I bought. Do you suppose that the seed waited a few years to germinate? They're pretty hard to miss as the blooms are bright pink and numerous. It's a mystery!
Echiveria that made it through the winter very well and even bloomed. This puppy is nearly a foot across!
Also love this one even though it never blooms at the same time as the 'Joseph's Coat' climbing rose that it scrambles up.
'Nelly Moser' grows up a purple smoke bush - Cotinus coggygria. I like the purple/pink combination.
Another NOID clematis. I could search for the names but am tired and want to leave some fun for you all!
Really, pink is not my color but the fragrance of 'Cecil Bruner' is pretty swell! This covers an old lilac bush that also has Kerria japonica and buddlea growing through it. Kind of a weird thicket at the corner of the garden producing a variety of fragrant flowers through the season.
Cool foliage on Acer palmatum 'Trompenburg.' A steal at 19.95 at Means Nursery.
Phormium 'Guardsman' from Dragonfly Farms made it through the winter unscathed. One of my two or three favorite Phormiums!
That damned Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum' taking over this bed. Maybe it just needs to go away.
I finally put a bench in this part of the garden so it doesn't seem so much like a passageway from the front gate to the back yard. You can actually sit down and enjoy the garden for a moment. Yes, I know that the path needs to be rescued from the plants threatening to take over!
Podophyllum 'Spotty Dotty' flowering.
Agapetes came out (of the glass room) blooming this spring!
So much work to do, so little time!
Now stop looking at blogs, get outside and weed. Preferably in my garden:)