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Brugmansia, how lovely art thou

January 29, 2014

Oohh, yummy!

Long adored brugmansia or Angel’s Trumpet has finally made it onto the design board. A single and double bloom are featured.

Sweet smelling and elegant. Here’s an article from SFGate on their care.

Brugmansia blossom design

Single,double, and emerging blooms in white and pale orange.


Pale orange and sweetly fragrant, a burst of color and form.



Seasons in the Garden

December 4, 2013

One of the joys of gardening all year round in California is witnessing the transformation of leaves and seeds. From green to red, from flower to seed pod.

An outstanding example of transformative beauty is in the Japanese Anemone,  a low maintenance shade-lover.

Anemone hupehensis, Anemone hupehensis var. japonica, and Anemone × hybrida (commonly known as the Chinese anemone or Japanese anemone, thimbleweed, or windflower) are species of flowering herbaceous perennials in the Ranunculaceae family.

What are your favorite plant transformations?

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