Okay so, what was I saying? Oh yes, last Friday of August, time for a few favorites. My garden is still quite happy, lots of plants looking fabulous, here are just a few...
I potted up my chartreuse strawberry pots with an assortment of Agaves and Sempervivum this year.
This one has the inseparable Agave applanata 'Cream Spike' twins at the top...
With a few random Sempervivum around the base.
Of course the fact one of last year's Portulaca is making a return thrills me. I mean really? These are supposed to be annuals, right?
Moving around to the front of the house the Rhamnus frangula (Fine Line Buckthorn) at the corner just keeps getting better.
It's so easy to overlook, after all it's just a vertical green shape, but those leaves and that bark...
It's a good one.
This surprised me! I thought the Caesalpinia gilliesii was a gonner.
I didn't dig out the roots, just cut it back to the ground. Now look, it's fighting for space with a Tetrapanax shoot.
The NOID Stapelia was blooming for August's Bloomday, but it's not stopping there. No less than three blooms are fixing to open, two of them on a big piece of the plant that broke off last fall.
Glad to know it's forgiven me for that accident.
Oh Lupinus albifrons, you know I love you!
So much so I asked Gerhard to send a couple of replacements (for the ones I lost last winter), when he visited Annie's Annuals. Sadly only one of them made it, but it's looking good!
Passiflora lutea, climbing up the Trachycarpus fortunei trunk like that's what it was made to do.
Yes, that's what I planted it to do. Of course a few flowers would be nice. But I'm trying not to complain.
Like the Caesalpinia gilliesii, I thought the Sophora prostrata 'Little Baby' were also goners after the ugly winter. But, all three now have lots of those cute little leaves on their divaricated stems. Yay!
Okay, only one more. I picked up this Erica arborea var. alpina for $3 at the UW Arboretum back in 2015.
Look at it now! It's grown a lot. I think I need another one. Wait no, there's no doubt, I need another one, or two...
And that's a wrap on my random favorites for the month of August. What's looking great in your garden???
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There's one other bit of business to tend to, who's the winner of the year's subscription to Garden Design Magazine?.....Well the random number generator selected #5, and that's Cicely! Congrats to you and I'll be in touch to get your mailing address. Thanks to everyone who entered the give-away.
Weather Diary, Aug 24: Hi 75, Low 63/ Precip 0
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