Saturday, April 28, 2012

Allen Chickering Sage

Just bought a new sage for my growing collection. I think that brings it to at least a half dozen different salvia/sage plants in my garden.  This is so unusual though, but pretty.  Here's a close up of the flower "ball", held up on tall stalks.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Flower Show Ribbons!

So, just returned from the garden tour, and having picked up my flowers and ribbons from the show. My little winners are in the small vase together, with their respective ribbons out front and my participant ribbon in the middle. Got to wear that during the show and tour to look busy and important, LOL!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Pretty Bouquet for the morning, and one for the show!

I snipped a couple of little beauties from the miniature rose out front "Lavender Sunblaze Miniature Rose", and decided the half open bloom was too pretty not to enter in the flower show (Redlands Horticultural Society), which is being held in the Esri Cafe (where I work!). Here's a close up of the more fully open bloom that I kept for my bouquet, plus the bouquet itself, which shows the half open bloom (over on the right) that I took to the show this morning. Wheeeeee!!

The bouquet includes roses, scabiosa, chive blossoms, South African daisy, lemon balm and feverfew for foliage.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Pretty Bouquet!

Yves Piaget flanked by Ebb Tide, with lemon balm acting as foliage.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Blooming Borage!

I only planted one of these a couple of years ago in the herb bed, but it's reliably self-seeded each spring since. Just love the little nodding blue flowers!