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.
Milkweed pods are bursting, releasing seeds equipped with shimmering paragliders to take them to parts unknown.
Pearly purple berries of the Beautyberry will be earning their name until the birds discover them.
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.
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.
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?
You’ve been one of my begonia inspirers.
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. 🙂
Only too happy to oblige.
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 !
Sounds like fun…having a bunch of new pots to fill.
I love the Callistemon.
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Any excuse will do to get out there and click away.
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!
Hi and welcome! If I remember correctly, it took a few years for the Callicarpa to begin producing berries. Could that be it?
Oh that potted up combination is snazzy! I like it. Is that an Aloe leaf I see photobombing in the corner?
Also your Callistemon pityoides looks so happy. That’s one of the under performers in my garden.
You’ve got a sharp eye for the A-plants, don’t you?
That polka dot begonia is amazing and the pot you chose for it is perfect. Congrats on seeing the Bottlebrush through.
Thanks! Waiting is not so bad when there are so many distractions.
I’ve been admiring Begonias on several blogs recently, I think they would be a good addition here in the shade of the wisteria on the terrace, is yours in shade?
I caught the begonia bug from bloggers too and have added several this year. Some are in full shade, others in dappled shade and all seem happy so far.
Love the polka dot Begonias and the purple Beautyberries!
Thanks you, sir!
Love that begonia and the combination you made is stellar!
Thanks, begonia-man…you were my inspiration.