Do you ever play that game? I hope so, that I’m not just some nutty outlier. I’m going to guess you do, at least once in a while. Though I stand ready and willing to be corrected.
Sometimes to make the game more manageable, I try narrowing to just one genus. That doesn’t really work either, but it’s fun to try, like imagining what to do with a winning lottery ticket. Look out neighbors: your yards are getting resprayed.
I so love Eryngium agavifolium. I almost think I could chose it as my favorite, at least in its own category. Of course, a nice mix of texture can really make an individual shine.
I love it. Big. Small. In between. L.O.V.E. It transplants nicely too. The plant below was moved from my Alameda garden. No problemo.
Here are some new plants Amy Campion gave me over the winter, perfectly happy.
See what I mean about plants with companions. Compelling. In the first photo above, Eryngium is cozying up with Artemesia ‘Sea Foam’.
And when Sea Holly blooms, get outta here. Fabulous. The bees go crazy, and so do I.
I was planning to show some other Eryngium that I like too. But I think I’ll just leave you with this.
In conclusion, I’d never say this my absolute favorite plant–but it’s definitely on the top 100 chart.
Tell me about your favs. I’m dying to know. And fair warning: I’m not above stealing other peeps’ loves.