Sunday, July 17, 2016

Chanticleer, mid-July

We were at Chanticleer on Friday (which was a good reason not to be posting about my own garden for GBBD). My third visit, and took my husband and son for their first. Just as lovely in July as other times, and we managed to hit a period that wasn't too hot - or at least it was less humid and with a nice breeze.

Mini-meadow behind the mansion

Help, I've fallen

...or am drowning...

The succulent craze finds the ruin

Framing (1)

Framing (2)

This oak has very odd acorns
Silver theme in the gravel garden

View of the Serpentine, which is corn this year

Mickey Mouse cactus!

Great combo of Russian sage and Verbena bonariensis

At the bottom of the hill the ruin is on top of



All the following from the Tennis Court Garden:

Nice idea for top of a wall (or banister)

And that's all the photos, though not everything we saw by far. Now back to the far less lovely and much more weedy garden at home...

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Boy, it's hot out there

So here are a few cool-looking flowers.

Nicotianas - reliable and nice-smelling if difficult to pronounce.

This must be Allium flavum, which I presumably planted.

My new sea holly (Eryngium).

This has turned out a spectacular mix of bachelor's buttons. Some are even blue.

White borage - very cool but difficult to germinate, and I frankly like the blue ones better.

This is a blue one, about to flower, with smoother-leaved elecampane behind it, and also in the frame sage, holy basil, chives, and horehound.

Interesting leaf combo - purple basil and bright green Jewels of Opar, which I'm looking forward to seeing flower.

Marigold in a different kind of pot!