Monday, July 20, 2015
Monday Vase: the Cottage Look
Pomegranate foliage is plentiful; in fact, I really should do a complete pruning overhaul of what has become an overgrown shrub rather than a tree. So I had no compunction adding a few of its stems to the vase. Likewise with the Convolvulus, which is acting more like an octopus than a shrub. This, despite the fact it is still in its original nursery pot awaiting decent planting conditions! (For those of you who remember, this the "Clarence" of an earlier post. Coming along nicely.)
I love the Convolvulus foliage. Its soft, hairy leaves are distinctly silver, elongated, gently rounded to the tip. White flowers are said to come in spring and summer, but Clarence has not bloomed so far. If the growth habit is good, I think I would be willing to grow this one for the foliage alone.
The Perovskia, despite my complaints in my last post, is blooming fairly well and supplied a cluster of its little filagree flowers to the mix. It is seen here next to a Leucophyllum branch.
Rambling in the Garden.
We had a significant amount of rain last Saturday, and the humidity is still high while temperatures are down. This is great for the plants though I can't say it's much more comfortable to me! But the garden is looking fresher.