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Interesting Plant: Malva Rosa (Lavatera assurgentiflora) via BeWaterWise (@bewaterwiseh2o)

Malva Rosa (Lavatera assurgentiflora) via BeWaterWise.com A few months ago I was invited down the office of the Metropolitan Water District to meet a number of people involved in their BeWaterWise.com project to help reduce water usage in California. As part of their efforts, they focus on providing plant alternatives to water hungry lawns. Over the next several weeks, […]

Interesting Plant: Baby Blue-Eyes (Nemophila) via BeWaterWise

Baby Blue-Eyes (Nemophila) via BeWaterWise.com A few months ago I was invited down the office of the Metropolitan Water District to meet a number of people involved in their BeWaterWise.com project to help reduce water usage in California. As part of their efforts, they focus on providing plant alternatives to water hungry lawns. Over the next several weeks, I […]

Interesting Plant: Coral Bells or Alum Root (Heuchera) via BeWaterWise

Coral Bells or Alum Root (Heuchera) via BeWaterWise.com A few months ago I was invited down the office of the Metropolitan Water District to meet a number of people involved in their BeWaterWise.com project to help reduce water usage in California. As part of their efforts, they focus on providing plant alternatives to water hungry lawns. Over the next […]

Interesting Plant: Deer Grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) via BeWaterWise.com

Deer Grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) via BeWaterWise.com A few months ago I was invited down the office of the Metropolitan Water District to meet a number of people involved in their BeWaterWise.com project to help reduce water usage in California. As part of their efforts, they focus on providing plant alternatives to water hungry lawns. Over […]

Interesting Plant: Echeveria ‘Lola’

Echeveria ‘Lola’ Discovered via Pinterest User Cheryl Northedge Echeveria ‘Lola’, possibly a hybrid of Echeveria lilacina, forms a sculpted rosette with a somewhat “rosebud” shape. Leaves are alabaster marble with a delicate blush of pinkish violet and tipped with rose. Rosette gives the impression of alabaster wax suffused with violet. Flowers are peach, bell-shaped and […]

Interesting Plant: Hosta ‘Blue Shadows’

Hosta ‘Blue Shadows’ Photo: The Hosta Farm Blue Shadows is a slow growing medium sized hosta reaching a height of around 2 feet at maturity. Considered by many gardeners to be one the most elegant hostas ever introduced it has beautiful heart shaped blue-green leaves with very good substance. Leaves have very good substance with […]

Interesting Plant: Angelica stricta purpurea

Angelica stricta purpurea Discovered via Pinterest User Pasika Khernamnuoy My knees shook when I first discovered this rare & spectacular Angelica growing at the Mendocino Botanical Garden. Luckily, the kind folk who work there let us have some seed of this amazing treasure. Growing quickly to 4’ tall & 3’ across, its foliage is a beautiful, […]

Interesting Plant: Sanguisorba

Sanguisorba Discovered via Pinterest User By C’mai Sanguisorba is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rosaceae native to the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The common name is burnet. The plants are perennial herbs or small shrubs. The stems grow to 50-200 cm tall and have a cluster of basal leaves, with further leaves arranged alternately up the stem. The […]

Interesting Plant/Fungi: Sulphur Fungus (Laetiporus sulphureus)

Sulphur Fungus (Laetiporus sulphureus) Walking north into downtown Van Nuys I spotted this amazing example of a sulphur fungus growing in the crook of a tree. It was so brightly colored it almost look artificial. Such a fungus doesn’t bode well for the health of the tree as it is a sign of internal decay, […]

Interesting Plant: Bauhinia

Bauhinia I am propagating several of these small trees from seed gathered in my garden. They have a nice compact habit and produce beautiful flowers. I was captivated with it the moment I saw it, even if it took some time — and help from the Goole+ #gardenchat folks to identify it. You can find […]