Monthly Archives: September 2009

Ficoide Glaciale

Mesembryanthemum crystallinum AIZOACEAE, The Iceplant family Delicious succulent leaves found at the Saturday Farmer’s Market – grown by Viridian Farms. They are crunchy, lemony, tart!

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Variegated Italian Buckthorn

Originally uploaded by mulysa_may RHAMNACEAE, The Buckthorn family Rhamnus alternatus ‘Variegata’ USDA zone 7b A nice drought-tolerant combination: This large evergreen shrub with cream-blooming potentilla and Miscanthus ‘Morning Light’. A subtle, silvery affair. Add Ozothamnus ‘Silver Jubilee’ or Artemisia ‘Silver … Continue reading

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True dwarf boxwood

BUXACEAE, The Box family Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’ Mini-hedge in progress. Here is my favorite plant combination today: Blue elderberry, Overdam feather reed grass and box. It’s a day trip down back roads in the Gorge meets touring in a European … Continue reading

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Mindful _________

Originally uploaded by mulysa_may Seven Planet, a new ‘Eco-General Store’ in Old town is having a grand opening party this Saturday from 4 to 10 pm. Come see my painting ‘Mindful Observation’ printed and mounted on Plywerk, as well as … Continue reading

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Tomato ‘Green Zebra’

Lycopersicon esculentum SOLANACEAE, The Potato family Originally uploaded by mulysa_may Yum! They are finally ripe. How do you know when a green tomato is ready to pick? With this variety, wait until the background color is gold and they give … Continue reading

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My lucky day

Lithocarpus densiflorus Tan Oak FAGACEAE, The Oak family A really swell co-worker hunted down two (two!) varieties of tan oak for my garden. They are little babies – about 10″ tall each. But they’ll grow. One is a tree form, … Continue reading

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Hesperaloe parviflora

‘Weeping form’ AGAVACEAE, The Agave family Another lovely little find from the field trip yesterday. It does not look hardy – it looks totally Southern California. But it’s durable to USDA zone 6. The spiky blue-green leaves grow to 3 … Continue reading

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Yucca rostrata

AGAVACEAE, The Agave family Have wanted to find (an affordable) one of these for a couple years: Hardy, spiky, blue, perfect for my parking strip garden. Perfect day plant-geeking with a friend.

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Cape Fuchsia

SCROPHULARIACEAE, The Figwort/Snapdragon family There was a low cloud hovering around Mt. Tabor this morning, and a damp chill in the air. But the afternoon weather turned, as it does this time of year. There is a dark-leaved Phygelius I … Continue reading

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Container Planting Class

Originally uploaded by mulysa_may Free workshop Presented by Mulysa Melco This Saturday, 9/5, 1 – 2 pm Dennis’s Seven Dees Eastside Planters are not just for pansies. Succulent pots, miniscapes, green walls / living pictures. Learn to make your own!

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