We are rapidly approaching the last few weeks where the xeriscape in my front yard will look good. We have … Continue reading The dry rock wall; 2017
In this unusual heatwave we’ve had, most of my big leafed plants have sulked in the shade, but none have … Continue reading Potted plants that love the heat
Something has been happening to my Salvia ‘Lady In Red’ that has got me thinking I may have started my … Continue reading Maybe I planted too early (again)
Now that we’ve moved into the new house, it’s time for some plants. There is a nice sized rock wall … Continue reading The dry rock wall, in the rain
After several months of limbo, and a few plant casualties, my garden has found a permanent home. There was some … Continue reading The garden lives!
It’s nice to get updates on things at home, once in a while. My homeless garden is still homeless, but … Continue reading Homeless Garden, still homeless
It seems like there are two typical types of gardens in New Zealand. Which one you encounter depends on where … Continue reading Aloes and agaves
Now we have the second part of the Hamilton Garden Greenhouse. I’m going out on a limb and calling this … Continue reading Hamilton Garden Greenhouse; The Desert
A simple title, and a simple post. This rock garden belongs to the Auckland Botanic Garden. It occupies a very … Continue reading A rock garden
Of all the possible landscape plants that I would normally associate with a mature PNW garden, the agave is last … Continue reading Amazing agaves… in Portland
Today as I went through the greenhouse, cleaning up fallen leaves and spiderwebs between plants that I haven’t moved in … Continue reading Life above freezing
Sometimes, in the garden, you find that some plants just don’t do well in certain spots. Other times, a plant … Continue reading Why fight the garden?