I decided to begin a new island where it would get full sun. I call it Bali Hai, referring to the song from South Pacific…”Here am I, your special island, come to me, come to me.” Richard finds this super-silly, but oh well… This summer photo features Penstemons ‘Margarita BOP’ on the left and ‘Blue Springs’ on the right. The folks that discovered Margarita used to end their days on the back porch drinking Margaritas, hence the name, BOP standing in for Back Of Porch.
I was so excited when I brought home the little tree in the upper photo (isn’t that color to die for?) Well, die it did. If you look closely you can spot a small tuft of green at the base so I’m not giving up on it (anything could happen).
So satisfying and they are giving me a second bloom right now. More iris? Yes, please!
My good friend Anna gave me a big clump of this, which I separated to make a nice sweep of grasses.
I have been incommunicado for some time. If you are reading this, you have somehow refound me and I would love it if you would tell me how in the comments. I now go as sprig2twig.com, which makes a lot more sense than my prior handle. It took a lot of time on the phone with various providers to get here, but WELCOME! I hope this is the start (or renewal) of a beautiful friendship.
Amazing how fast things fill in over a single season. Hope your poor tree makes it!
I fear the wonderful color that attracted me to the tree was a clue to its demise. If it does come back, looks like the color will be a more ordinary green.
Hi Darling Rickii, I see you here. So nice to have you pop back up. xoxo
I miss seeing you from time to time. Will you be at the swap?
Lovely to hear from you, rickii, and welcome back to YOU! I “found” you via an email about your new post so I guess your old distribution list is still functioning. Your special island is maturing beautifully and I hope the continued gardening of Bali Hai gives you increasing satisfaction; isn’t that what gardening should be, after all? Oh and I love the anecdote about Margarita BOP, as I’d often half-mused on her odd moniker.
I am curious about how or if my special online friends will find me…so glad you did!
So glad you’re back at it! And with this new blog address I was finally able to add you to my sidebar “blogs I read”…the old one never worked for that, for some reason.
Good to be back in the swim, and better than ever, it seems. I’m honored to be included in your sidebar.
Hi Ricki!! Whoohoo! I received a notice in my email, so something must be going right ?. I like your Bali Hai!
Good news! I appreciate hearing about your experience, as it’s hard to know what is going on in the world of cyber.