Friday, June 6, 2014

Oh look...

I'm sure you all know the feeling. You're drawn into the garden because the light has hit *something* just right and caused you to pause. Last night it was the Rodgersia 'Bronze Peacock' bloom spikes (and let's be honest, the foliage too)...

But while admiring the rodgersia my eyes traveled to the Paris polyphylla...

Wow!

Turning to head back inside (dinner needed to be made) I paused to appreciate the Callistemon viridiflorus. It really is torture to have to be anywhere but in the garden this time of year...

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    1. Thanks Gerhard, sadly two out of the three will be done with their show when you're here next month.

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  2. You hit it right on the head, it IS torture not to be in the garden every day. Luckily, we've had some awesome weather lately for it (although I'm enjoying the sun and warmth, I am a bit concerned that I already have to water.)

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    1. Hasn't the weather been amazing? Although yes, I do wonder if we'll be paying for it later...

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  3. So many wonderful things to look at. Dinner can wait or there are always take outs!

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    1. I'll tell my husband you said that!

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  4. This is why we often eat after dark at this time of year. :)

    Isn't that trellis supposed to be at least partially covered by now? It looks great with the big, glaucous leaves, but still...

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    1. If only that were a possibility, du to my husbands early morning schedule he's asleep before it's dark these days...

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  5. Those are the moments in the garden that make all the work worthwhile!

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  6. It is torture to be anywhere but in the garden this time of year as so much happens out there at this time of year. IIt's fortunate that I love my job! You've got some lovelies there especially those gorgeous pink spikes on Bronze Peacock!

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    1. Indeed, that you love your job and have the summer off!

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  7. All beautiful plants as always! I'm loving that Paris especially. Fleeting moments of beauty, when the lighting is just right for particular plants. I just wish I always the camera on hand whenever that happens.

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    1. I was happy my camera was just a few steps away...

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  8. Beautiful! I especially like the green callistemon.

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    1. It's a favorite of mine too and I have a second one blooming like crazy in the front garden, happy times!

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  9. I thought that you didn't like Rodgersia flowers? My Rodgersia nepalensis is flowering for the first time this year. The leaves of this variety are pretty cool, but the flower is a bit boring unfortunately.

    I like your Paris polyphylla. I have gone a bit Paris mad over the last couple of years and bought polyphylla, quadrifolia and incompleta.

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    1. I don't particularly care for them, they're kind of pointless (boring is a good word). What makes these worth noticing is the color.

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  10. I've been there! So much to look at this time of year. I love that metallic blue fruit developing in the Paris.

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    1. I don't think I remember that feature in years past.

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  11. I thought "off with their heads" was your policy where the Rodgersia blooms were concerned. Clever of them to catch the light just so and coax you into sparing them...and you even had your camera handy.

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    1. Yep, it is! At least for the dirty white ones. These have such a lovely dark coloration. They stay, for now, we'll see how long that lasts.

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  12. You are a lucky plantswoman :) how much beauty. Definitely "plant porn" (I hope it does not sound wrong...as we don´t have these expressions in spanish and I´m using them because I´ve read them more than once in english speaking blogs and thought it is a great expression)

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