I got this winter jasmine from Janet’s sale a couple of years ago. It has been growing lickity split, but this is the first blossom, and at a totally unexpected time of year.
With more to come, I have visions of a fence smothered in bloom in the not too distant future.
I’ve never before been able to capture the color of Ceanothus impressus ‘Victoria’. Next I must figure out how to get it in focus. Blue blossoms in December? I’ll take them, blurry or not.
Passalong plants often travel incognito, but can star in the garden all the same.
When I stopped by a plant/garage sale and asked if they had any ‘Heavy Metal’, I got some strange looks…guess I don’t seem the type. Then I explained that I was looking for grass. Oops…another opportunity for miscasting. See why we should stick to Latin names when seeking out plants?
Cheating here, but gotta act fast, before these promising buds get slammed by frost. I have bubble wrap at the ready, but you never know. Oh, it’s Mahonia ‘Arthur Menzies’, and it gets about this far every year, but no further. You can see how the tips are already beginning to blacken.
Do berries count? My neighbor planted one of these upright Cotoneasters years ago and they crop up here and there compliments of the birds.
Raindrops are almost as decorative as the berries on Berberis thunbergii purpurea
I was surprised to find so much happening despite the monsoons. For more surprises go to May Dreams Gardens.