The geraniums are blooming. They must know spring is only five weeks away. It’s wonderful to see their beautiful color popping up throughout my garden as the days grow longer.
These are two of my favorites. I searched Plum Bird Corner and found where I’d written about the first plant in a previous post. See it here. I must be amazed by its beauty every spring. I’ll be watching my plants for even more color in the next few weeks.
My Echeveria ‘Lola’ is blooming. I wrote about it in January see here. I’m happy to say it survived the rains, even though I was concerned because it sat in water, which isn’t good for succulents. Above is a closeup of the flower. Below you can see how the blossom appears at the end of a long stem. Continue reading
A Sempervivum ‘Commander Hay’ was the second Sempervivum I added to my collection. There are approximately 40 varieties, so I have a long way to go. I wrote about my first Sempervivum in Sempervivum ‘Green Wheel’ Hen and Chicks.
Commander Hay forms large 4 inch rosettes. When the plant is old enough to flower, the rosette will produce a long stem with star-like pink flowers. Once the rosette produces flowers it dies off, but not to worry, because baby offsets continually form on the plant’s base. You can see these offsets in the photo below. Continue reading
This is my Green Wheel succulent sitting on the counter of our 5th wheel trailer. We took it with us on a recent trip, to add some color and hominess. Continue reading
Butterflies love Verbena and so do I. I recently discovered this beautiful plant on a visit to my favorite nursery. I love the vibrant colors which I learned were naturally red and purple, before growers produced a blue variety like the one above. Continue reading