I learned something new today.
They call it “fourchette à escargot”…and I keep threatening my daughter that I plan on growing and adorning one, just to push her buttons…(the facial hair, not the fork).
The French Fork is a little too straightforward for my aesthetic, but these on the other hand, these will turn heads! You could even elaborate and install tiny pots into the circles and plant them up with some trailing Sedum morganianum…it would be magnificent. Imagine one of these combined with an iced turban at a stop-light.
A large client install and an upcoming garden bloggers shindig at the Patch has successfully depleted our supply of Epsom Salts and Aleve, but thankfully it is cooler and we have even had some rain, yes rain!
This is his “Oh boy, I am in trouble again” face.
I spent the entire day working out in the rain, whistling and humming annoying tunes to myself.
Opuntia paddles thickened,
and satsumas ripened,
With that confusion all cleared up,
I decided to do some clearing up myself. With the luxury of a steady rain falling on me, I pulled out the remains of my ghost plants which strangely made me want to go and eat blackened soft-shell crabs at Pappadeaux. Which I did that very evening!
With the rain and cooler temperatures, naturally I had to try out some new additions in the Patch, like this strangely named
or (Dwarf Variegated Butterfly Agave).
It looks like a variagated Agave parryi and I like it.
It is a small growing agave to 12 inches tall by 18 inches wide with short gray leaves margined with pale yellow streaks and blood smeared spines. Another new variegated addition to the Patch is this Hydrangea,
Can you tell this was an impulse purchase?
Yes it has been quite the variegated week.
And what is this?
plant of the week has to be this desert trumpet vine which is gradually spreading down my fence line.
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