Two Succulents in pots
We have started collecting succulents and grow a handful of different
types, still learning what one can do with them, but they seem to need
some form of shelter, hence this pair are on an outside table on our
side balcony. The one in the flat dish I believe is an Echeveria, the
other possibly a kalanchoe thyrsiflora
We have 12 or more hanging baskets with epiphyllums flowers cascading from 3 large cedar trees near the house. Of course
they just had to open when the heavens opened up with rain,
thunder and a forecast of hail. The blooms are large and all of ours are this red, though I was sent 2 cuttings of
a pink epiphyllum but they haven't started blooming yet.
Growing in a hanging basket. We have a couple of varieties growing, some in the
garden as ground cover plants, and other in pots. This one is fairly new and
is looking particularly pretty this spring.
Antirrhinum hispanicum 'Roseum'
Putting on a show on my nursery racks...alongside some violas in a pot. I think
these are going to be very easy to start from cuttings, I am experimenting
with a few right now. Old fashioned name, we call them "snapdragons" here in Australia.
Combination in the pot
Violas circling the calibrachoa, as captured the last 2 days on here, see NEXT & NEXT
They now reside on a little outdoor table in the gazebo where I hope they'll
delight us through the autumn.
Seen in the background of yesterday's pad (see NEXT), of the Calibrachoa hybrid that has centre stage
in a nice new pot bought especially for this combination of plants. This little viola is called "honey bee"
The latest breeding with new colour mixes and dark centres, a Calibrachoa hybrid
that I planted in the centre of a pot and planted violas around the edge,
one called "honey bee' which you can see as the background colour.
Phlox "Elite Blueberry"
A new addition to my hanging baskets replacing Silene that didn't survive a whole week burst
of 40 degrees Celsius - I lost both baskets of Silene, neither liked the extended heat.
I hope this plant makes a worthy replacement, it certainly caught my eye in the nursery!
Cuphea, dwarf form...
I replanted a hanging basket with fresh plants this morning, and here's
how they look... two different plants.. the main one being Cuphea hyssopifolia, a dwarf form..
compact habit and evergreen foliage suited to full sun locations... then around
the edges half a dozen cascading annual lobelia - they usually last for at least 2 years where
I am so enjoying this little plant in a hanging basket, thought I'd share this
photo of a spray of blooms with you today. Has anyone ever grown a colour selection of
these together - I'm thinking of trying this out next time they're available
at my favourite nursery.
An amazing display from these little plants, I put 4 into this hanging basket
and we're enjoying the display...
We have a few sitting in a large pot with kalanchoe, the pot is in the gazebo in the rose garden alongside a comfortable chair. Portulaca are regarded as summer annuals in Australia.