|I spied a rainbow peeking out below the exiting rain clouds earlier this week|
There are weeds popping up all over. (I had remarkably few issues with weeds last year - apparently, even weeds didn't like our drought.) But, in addition to weeds, California poppy seedlings are popping up in several locations, mere weeks after I complained about the difficulties I've had growing those flowers from seed. It also wasn't hard to find plants to get excited about for the monthly favorite plants post hosted by Loree at danger garden. Instead I had to winnow my list down so as not to be obnoxious.
So here's what made this month's cut, starting in the back garden:
|Directly opposite the Acacia on the other side of the flagstone path, Rosmarinus officinalis 'Gold Dust' is coming into its own. I planted 5 4-inch plants here in March 2014. Variegated leaves are responsible for the gold cast to its foliage.|
|This is Westringia fruticosa 'Morning Light' (aka coast rosemary). Like the Acacia and the Agonis, this plant hails from Australia. I planted 4 of these last year to add some sparkle to the backyard border.|
The steep upper section of the back slope still looks awful and now weeds punctuate the empty spaces between dead ivy and honeysuckle vines but there are some stars to be found in the lower section:
Out in the front garden, I found a couple more plants to crow about:
Finally, although it already featured prominently in my January Bloom Day post, I have to mention Leucadendron 'Wilson's Wonder' as January is its month to glow - literally.
I'll cut the list there this month but visit Loree at danger garden to discover what she and other gardeners have pulled out of the hat during what's been a very difficult winter in many regions.
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