Here at My Hesperides Garden the weather has not been kind to plants. May has been one of the coldest I remember since we moved here. This last week there have been horrible winds that have done their best to remove all flowers and distribute them across the garden; I have been surprised at just how tenacious many blooms are at clinging on. Added to the wind has been the dramatic differences from daytime to night-time temperatures; these have ranged in one 24 hour period from 26°C high to 4° C low!!!! The night-time lows are equal to most winter lows. I never know quite what to wear and the plants can’t decide if they should grow or wait.
So although the garden has more blooms than at any other time the importance of good foliage is still paramount in how the garden actually looks. It provides a calm centre to the stormy multitude of flowers.
You can read my thoughts on Stipa tenuissima here.
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