Last weekend Matt and I went out and I watched Matt plant some new plants, because I’ve been sick with a flu/bronchitis thing for a couple weeks now.
First thing we planted was another Leucadendron “Jester” and a Leucadendron “More Silver” in the middle back bed.
Now, we have had many Leucadendrons over the years, and they have often failed and dropped dead for no apparent reason too.
|Leucadendron “More Silver”|
However, I think I know what’s up now: they can never be watered. So, these two, a gift from Jamie, were put in and will be studiously ignored.
Fingers crossed at least the “Jester” will be as impressive as our other “Jester” which is really one of my favorite plants in the garden, and a very impressive 8′ tall and wide by now.
Next up was a plant I will water as needed to get it solidly established. A Mexican Blue Palm, Brahea armata. This is a nice 15 gallon specimen I hope will do well in the brights bed… again, fingers crossed… one day it will hopefully be a very impressive palm tree.
I added about 8 one gallon pots of Blue Chalk Sticks (Senecio mandraliscae) in the middle back bed, around the red Yucca “Blue Boy” group as well – I think they will contrast nicely, and hope they’ll suppress weeds a bit there too.
Lastly, I noticed some lovely flowers. A snowdrop (Galanthus) and a group of paperwhites (Narcissus), which smell amazing. Get out there in the garden and see if you can find them!