Rainy and Dark

by Lorraine on December 11, 2009

Hey, I’m not complaining we really need this rain a lot here in California.   Another storm has arrived and all day long the rain has been falling.   I noticed that one of my newly potted plants is actually overflowing with water.   Wow!  I guess that means its had enough but I know the water will drain off through the bottom of the pot.

Everything is looking saturated, greener and more alive.   I’m just concerned for people that live in the areas that recently experienced the brush fires as the hills have been totally denuded and there’s nothing to hold back the soil from turning into mud and sliding down the hills.

Meanwhile I’ve been working on my newest project which will be a social networking site for those of us who love native plants, landscaping being “green” and nature.   It’s not completed yet as it is in the Beta stage but people can sign up at the site and become a member in advance of its launch.

http://naturalgreenlandscaping.com

I also have taken some recent pictures of the garden and the changes that I’ve done to it.   And one of those was to plant six  Saffron buckwheats/Eriogonum crocatum.   These are really lovely and what I like about them is that they won’t get too large, are fairly compact and the gray leaves are so beautiful.   And of course there is the unusually colored yellow-green flowers.

And as it turns out (I didn’t know this until I bought them), they are considered by the State of California to be rare and endangered.   I purchased them at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s plant sale and I feel very fortunate to have them in my garden and didn’t dig them up somewhere in the wild.

Here’s a photo of one of them and I’m crossing my fingers that they and the new Woolly Blue Curls I planted will thrive and do fine, too!

Saffron Buckwheat

Saffron Buckwheat

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