Thursday, March 4, 2010

Still Blooming!

I thought I'd post a bit more news from my plants - the Daphne is still in bloom! It has now been joined in fragrant floral revelry by Osmanthus delavayi and Philadelphus "Belle Etoile". And I have been watching various little Gilia and Clarkia seedlings increase in size as the rain continues to fall. In another of my plant locations Salvia fallax and a lovely species fuchsia are in bloom. I must apologize for a lack of photos! I'll try to get some posted soon.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Daphne and Blue Witch

I've been keeping tabs on my various plants in their myriad locations (six in all) and am happy to give a favorable report on most. The record freezes about a month ago did some damage, but so far most of the plants are still alive, just a bit traumatized. My Ficus benghalensis and Vanilla planifolia look particularly battered. But the rest of the plants are well within their hardiness range! The Daphne odora var. aureo-marginata has started to open flowers and the Solanum umbelliferum var. incanum "Indians Gray" has been blooming non-stop for at least a few months now. I'll see about putting some pictures up later.