friday faves

Begonia 'Polka Dot'

With Joy Creek Nursery just one hill over from our place, regular visits get to be a habit. That’s where I found Begonia ‘Polka Dot’. Next stop: Fred Meyer, where I spotted a pot with red glaze to match the undersides of PD’s leaves. I needed something to fill and spill and just happened to have a sedum on hand to do just that. It was a good day.

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Milkweed pods are bursting, releasing seeds equipped with shimmering paragliders to take them to parts unknown.

Callicarpa bodinieri ‘Profusion’

Pearly purple berries of the Beautyberry will be earning their name until the birds discover them.

Callistemon pityoides

Callistemon pityoides

Earlier in the month I celebrated the first time my Bottlebrush has bloomed. I look forward just as much to the gnarly pod thingies that will be left behind. Loree (Danger Garden) does a roundup of favorites on the last Friday of the month. Click through…you won’t be sorry.

24 thoughts on “friday faves

  1. I’m not sure, but I get blog comments from Ricki Grady
    the link takes me to your Google Plus profile
    where there is no link back to your own blog.

    Won’t you add a link to your blog on your G+ profile?
    Or try Open ID to comment and perhaps that will give me a link to your blog?

    • Thanks for the feedback, Diana. I started letting Google+ handle my comments because it allowed me to skip a few steps. Always kind of wondered what effect it had on the other end but you are the first to let me know. I really appreciate it.

  2. What a sweet Begonia! I have some very similar and love their stunning leaves. I’m glad you found it, Rickii! I didn’t know beautyberry grew on the west coast. One of our favorite shrubs this time of year! It really brings the birds in, doesn’t it?

  3. Thanks for the reminder, Ricki – I always forget about last Friday. I love your new Begonia, and how you chose to present it. fabulous! And, I’m like you, I cherish the blooms on my (so far) small Callistemon. 🙂

  4. I’m not a great fan of Begonias , but I like your ‘Polka dot’ , Sedum …and FM pot . I’ve just been given dozens and dozens of terra-cotta pots , from tiny to very large …must get potting !

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  6. Hi Ricki, just found you from Flutter and Hum.
    I love the Callicarpa. I didn’t see a single berry when I checked mine recently, so have the birds beaten me to it already or did it fail.. that’s the question!

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