Austin, TX, isn't the only place I've visited recently — I spent a couple days toward the end of April in Davis, CA. The Pacific Horticulture Society board of directors met at the UC Davis campus and I got to spend a night at Gerhard's place. There will be a future post with photos of his amazing garden, but in the meantime I had to share this vignette I spotted on campus, as he was touring me through some of his favorite spots. Isn't it gorgeous?
Echium wildpretii and Tradescantia pallida, a match made in heaven.
We saw Tradescantia pallida all over Austin (it's a weed!) but I don't remember seeing a single Echium. This is a singularly Davis vignette, although dammit I am going to replicate it in my garden...however brief the magic may be (neither are reliably hardy here).
Of course the drama goes up about ten notches when the Echium blooms.
Can you even? I swoon...
Weather Diary, May 15: Hi 71, Low 56/ Precip 0
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