Gardening 101: Tall Cineraria – Gardenista

Tall Cineraria, Senecio stellata ‘Giovanna’s Choose’ I’m undecided the place I first noticed this charming flower. Perhaps in a fairytale image ebook. That would appear proper. Or possibly the flower was standing upright and proud at a notable botanical garden, poking its purple petaled face out from behind completely clipped boxwoods. Was it the Kew […]

Gardening 101: Corn Cockle – Gardenista

Corn Cockle, Agrostemma githago On the lookout for an underused however extremely charming cottage flower? Agrostemma could possibly be it. I’ve not too long ago began including this cutie to each my purchasers’ chopping gardens and rambunctious planting beds. One have a look at the playful petals, one encounter watching the flower-filled stems bop backwards […]

Gardening 101: String of Watermelon

String of Watermelon, Senecio herreanus (Curio herreanus) I couldn’t consider it—one other “string of ______ ” plant? I used to be already accustomed to string of pearls, string of dolphins, string of turtles, string of bananas—however string of watermelons? Properly, apparently this exists, and I found it at my native Sprig garden retailer the place […]

Gardening 101: Cape Gooseberry – Gardenista

Cape Gooseberry, Physalis peruviana The primary time I encountered and tasted a cape gooseberry was on the Sonoma garden of Peter and Louise Hassen (a multidisciplinary artist and the founding father of Sonoma Apothecary, respectively). Considering at first that Lousie was handing me a tomatillo, I nearly politely stated “No, thanks.” Fortunately I didn’t. I […]

SOUTHERN GARDENING: Prune garden crops at supreme time for every | Dwelling

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Gardening 101: Ruby Grass – Gardenista

Ruby grass, Melinus nerviglumis Not too long ago I’ve been very desirous about vegetation from South Africa. I’m not precisely positive why, however maybe it has to do with the truth that South Africa and Marin County (had been I reside in California) share an analogous local weather (winter rainfall and summer season drought), which […]

Gardening 101: Featherhead – Gardenista

Featherhead, Phylica pubescens Do you’ve a particular plant in your want listing this 12 months? Mine is Phylica pubescens, even though Phylica p. is notoriously exhausting to seek out and probably troublesome to develop. Really, it might be these challenges that make me need the plant. Naturally, I’ve by no means grown it myself, so […]

Gardening 101: Mustard Greens – Gardenista

Mustard Greens, Brassica juncea I’ve discovered to like peppery, bitter meals. Actually, I don’t fairly perceive the attraction, however I suppose it began with my intentional avoidance of sugary meals. With out that satisfying candy hit, I wanted a punchy substitute. Enter mustard greens. With winter right here and the veggie garden a bit sparse […]