Immediately we’re off to San Diego to go to with Catherine Dickerson.
One of many issues I like about rising numerous flowers is the abundance of bouquets that come from the required trimming and cleansing up. I used to complain that the majority of my work right here in San Diego is hacking and trimming. Now I consider it as tender care, and that shift in perspective makes all of it very gratifying.
For over half the yr, now we have the scrumptious luxurious of flowers in each room. Listed below are a couple of bouquets.
Somewhat powder-room bouquet of overgrown cerinthe (Cerinthe main, annual) and geranium.
Extra cerinthe, with damaged snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus, annual) and trimmed ligustrum (Ligustrum species).
Candy peas (Lathyus odoratus, annual) in entrance of two Moses-in-a-boat (Tradescantia spathacea, Zones 9–11 or as a houseplant), the primary of the latter I’ve been capable of develop after failing with a number of. Candy peas must be minimize day by day, as they rush to provide seeds, which after all reduces flowering. I get most of my vases from native property gross sales—on Sunday afternoon when the costs are minimize in half. This vase is a treasure I introduced residence from a charity store within the UK whereas visiting my sister over 10 years in the past.
An abundance of alstromeria (Alstromeria hybrids, Zones 8–10). We now have this very decided and expansive plant rising in 5 colours round our yard. The orange ones develop to five toes tall. Guests typically go residence with a big bouquet.
A modest little bit of broken-stem snapdragon and trimmed ligustrum.
A number of candy peas! The purple flowers outdoors within the background are cineraria (Pericallis × hybrida, Zones 9–10 or as an annual). We introduced two from a visit to Northern California a couple of years in the past, and so they reseed yearly. A vigorous abutilon is rising behind them. (The signal within the window has photos of our cats, in case of emergency.)
And final however not least, my first ever cauliflower. Broccoli, beets, kale, spinach, assorted lettuces and snow peas are scrumptious, however not as photogenic.
Thanks a lot for this chance to share these great treasures with individuals who share the identical nice pleasure!
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