The Eriogonum umbellatum was looking great growing in the parking lot. That reminded me how much I've been enjoying growing the Eriogonum nudum 'Ella Nelson's Yellow' from Annie's. It is so gorgeously florific and has been blooming its head off for months now in a client's garden. The stems make a beautiful bouquet too.
Back at Annie's the Beschorneria was showing off its floral fireworks and the Pelargonium 'Veronica Contreras' was following up with some slightly smaller explosions.
It is so hard to adequately photograph the Teucrium scorodonia 'Crispum Marginatum'. It's such a great foliage plant.
Love those cute Polygala virgata flowers!
The chunky Aeonium hierrense has surprisingly sweet pink flowers.
A few romantic bloomers that are also excellent for encouraging beneficial insects:
I thought the Lessertia was going to be terribly fussy, but it looks quite robust at Annie's.
I'm definitely going to have to try this Felicia aethiopica 'Tight and Tidy' out somewhere.
Some nice purples:
Another plant to find a place for - Silene asterias:
A lovely bright Phygelius capensis:
The 'fro of the plant world, Deschampsia flexuosa, adds some amazing texture to a border:
Some lovely combos:
The also impossible to photograph black lotus flower at Annie's - those flowers just suck all the light in and look like black blobs. It's a very pretty plant though, and is blooming every time I go to the nursery. I hope Annie's will offer it soon.
And I always smile when I see Galvezia speciosa. The flowers look like disembodied mouths with pursed lips turned into heat seeking missiles, that will plant hundreds of small kisses on any passerbys!