Sunday, March 29, 2009

Days of Heaven



Wow. In Austin, these have been possibly the two most beautiful days on Planet Earth. Here's an image of crossvine (Bignonia capreolata Dragon Lady). It's a two-tone version of the more common orange—I’m never sure if I like it...
I've been traveling to San Antonio lately and stop in at a wonderful nursery there on Blanco Road that has a great edit of plants and much cheaper prices than Austin. I got a 10-gal pot of Golden Bamboo and a flat of something called Wildfire Verbena that is already my new favorite bedding plant. I put it in the empty holes in my front garden, still limping along due to drought. This verbena has huge blossom heads and is a psychedelic purple. LOVE.
For all garden-travelers check out this link of Great Gardens Around the World. Austin Garden Bloggers, let's make one of these our next field trip!

4 comments:

Cindy, My Corner of Katy said...

Libby, your Dragon Lady looks like what was sold to me as native crossvine. I bought a Red Dragon at Lowe's last year ... I hope it's not that same color combo! I need to look for Tangerine Beauty, I guess.

ConsciousGardener said...

Name that cheap nursery! Your yard looks great...

Libby at Aurora Primavera said...

The nursery in SA is Evergreen Nursery at the corner of Blanco and Hildebrand. Time for a hop?

Doc Sinister said...

I was reading your archives and just saw this post... I've actually been the garden 12 on the article you linked (Amber Palace in Rajastan) - the picture in the article doesn't do it justice. I'm not a giant fan of formal design, but in this case it was just amazing. Motifs from the garden are also repeated throughout the palace (or maybe it's the other way around...).