Monthly Archives: February 2019

Portuguese Squill

Scilla peruviana is busting out in blooms all over. Giant Scilla Mediterranean Deciduous Bulb Summer dormant bulb in the Hyacinth family, in fall develops a compact rosette of 18″ long leaves. In spring, forms 6″-12″ tall flower stalks densely topped with numerous small lavendar flowers. Temperature: Hardy to 10F Sun: Full Sun

Dry Shade Lenten Rose

Gorgeous winter flowers, shade tolerant! Dry in summer! Hellebores are the best. Helleborus “Sparkling Diamond” Lenten Rose Eurasian Hybrid Evergreen Perennial Great for dry shade. Long-lasting sparkling white flowers with green centers. Deer resistant. Hardy to below 0F Part Shade to Shade Water Moderate; Drought Tolerant 1ft

California Lilac

The Ceanothus are blooming – nice regular winter rains, not too cold. California Lilacs for Everyone! Ceanothus “Cynthia Postan” California Lilac California Evergreen Shrub Small glossy dark green leaves and medium blue flowers sweetly scented in spring. Slow growing. Handles clay soils. Hardy to 10F Full Sun 6-8 ft.

Houseplants

From Poorly Drawn Lines comes this god-like summation of the truth about houseplants.

Caudiciform Spurge

Fancy bloom there in the fork of the leaves! Euphorbia trichadenia is South African. Caudex, branches, blooms in the fork of the leaves. Nice!

Buddha’s Stacked Succulents

We’ve been growing some beautiful specimens of Crassula “Buddha’s Temple” are ready. We’ll keep growing these slow-growing succulents until we have a giant specimen, large enough to form the pillars of a doll-house sized temple. That’s big! I think. I’ve never seen a doll-house sized temple so I’m not really sure.

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