Sunday, December 4, 2011
Just as the landscape relaxes down into hues of dried grass and exhausted mulch, out burst the blooms of the Texas sages. Energized, it seems, by the cooler temperatures and occasional oh-so-welcome rainshower, the sages in my garden are brightening spots that have barely seen vibrant color all summer long.
Although both the plants above have been steadily growing and flowering since May, there is something about the light of a November/December day that brings a beautiful brilliance to their colors. I shall be taking cuttings of these two star performers with a view to filling in various dull spots in the yard. Either neglected areas that I have still not gotten around to planting, or the sad spots where less strong willed plants gave up and shriveled in the relentless heat of summer 2011.
Posted by Erika at 7:47 AM
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Posted by Erika at 7:42 AM