Late summer idyll
We have new cats. This time on Foeniculum vulgare where they belong.
I grew this Symphotrichum chilensis syn. Aster chilensis--lots of it--from one single seedhead I pinched last year on Calif. public land. I'm not sure if I should even be saying that. You're not supposed to collect without a permit, but I couldn't help myself. It was just one single seedhead among thousands on the side of the road. Just a rationalization? Wrong is wrong?
This is a plant I am entitled to have, Phormium 'Black Adder'. A gift from FitzGerald Nurseries by way of a circuitous path taken on Twitter. It's settling in very nicely between the gray, mounding buckwheats (Eriogonum arborescens). I love it.
The garden doesn't really have enough dark foliage, but I'm kinda picky about dark foliage.
Well, I have some Atriplex hortensis.
Soon to be, had some Atriplex hortensis? Yeah, I'm talkin' to you.