Sunday, July 21, 2013

Burmese Honeysuckle

Is having a banner year, entirely covering the roof of the lath house at the end of the yard - to bring it into the house and use it as a cut flower requires the counterweight of a large, heavy vase.

I don't remember how this vase ended up in our home, but I really like the way it works with the Art Nouveau feel of the tile commode....

The Burmese honeysuckle (Lonicera hildebrandiana) looks like the common wild honeysuckle on steroids...
with a powerful fragrance to match its gargantuan size.

Follow me to Jane's blog to celebrate "Flowers in the House" from all over the world....

Friday, July 19, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Epiphyllum in Jadeite Bowl

Sharing a kitchen counter top with Begonia "Fiji".

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Foliage Follow-Up

Container plantings on the deck - bromeliads, a heuchera and true geranium.
The colors are especially vivid on foggy summer days......

 Joining in the July foliage celebration on Pam Penick's Digging blog.

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Past Six Weeks -

Were spent frantically preparing for yesterday's garden tour...

For the past two weeks the weather has been sunny and mild, but yesterday the coastal fog never burned off in our part of the city, so it was a little cool to be outside - tolerable on the deck, but only the braver souls spent time in the yard.
Perfect light conditions for photos, though.
I got a chance to walk through the garden before visitors arrived - alone, except for Cooper, who can be seen leaving the premises after doing a quick, final inspection.

This week I'm joining in the Common Ground blog party.
See you there!