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Summer by the stairs

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:49 pm
by Luzy
This is the same garden near our front entry stairs, though a slightly different angle to the spring pic. This is my first go at Galtonias and what a statement they make. I imagine that a big clump would be superb. This is also where 'Chukka' lives; Dianthus in the foreground, Dahlias in the background and lots of 'other' stuff...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:40 am
by Marrion
Great photo, Luzy (Y) Everything blends together beautifully and the Galtonia sure does make a statement. I have had some here for several years but they never seemed to do anything much until this year, not out yet but looking promising (yn)

PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:44 pm
by Guest
Hello - we love Galtonia's, here in perth they grow very well.

T.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:16 pm
by Luzy
Hi T,

Do your Galtonias clump-up quickly? (And any tips to keep them looking good...)

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:10 pm
by mic
Could someone tell me which of the plants is a Galtonia?? I see they grow in Perth so it may be something I could try.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:46 am
by Pam
Luzy, what is the silver foliage toward the front?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:23 pm
by Luzy
Hi Mic,

The Galtonia is the tall, strappy plant with white flowers that's sticking up in the middle. One flower head was waaay ahead of the others, hence the difference in heights. That little clump is from three bulbs.

Pam, the silver foliage is a Purple Sage - one that had layered off the main plant that I grabbed in case the other died (my culinary sages seem to last only two or three seasons).

And, the gold foliage is a marjoram and the lime green sticking up to the left of the Galtonias is a salvia called Black and Blue - brilliant blue flowers with black (absolutely black) sepals (?), but unfortunately I didn't cut it right back last year and it's horribly leggy. :cry: (But still alive! :lol: )

PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:01 am
by Lea
I love the deep red Dianthus 8)