Saturday, May 23, 2009

Two in the Garden, Three in the hills

This is one of my favorite combinations in the garden. This wonderful Alstroemeria with Salvia 'Waverly'. The Mimulus also adds a lot as well as the white Floribunda Rose to the left that's out of shot.

Ok, I just couldn't help posting another picture of this guy. The Deutzia 'Magicien' is blowing me away!
A breathe of fresh air right up the street!

If there is a more wooing and exciting tree than the California Buckeye (Aesculus californica) then- well- there's NOT!



  1. Wow, that Buckeye is beautiful - and the composition of the photo is lovely, too. I haven't planted Alstroemeria yet, which is apparently a travesty. Eventually I'll get around to it, but I'm currently running quite low on space. Do you happen to know if the Deutzia is a plant that attracts butterflies/bees/hummingbirds?

  2. Thank you! I haven't really seen the bugs going crazy for it but apparently it should attract them. I will start paying more attention. when you get some more room you really should try out the Alstoemeria. They can be a bit on the floppy side but they have much going for them...