Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Colors of the season


The November sun slants low, and its light is golden. Here in the garden, a huge specimen of Salvia leucantha, also called Mexican bush sage, or sometimes "wooly sage" - is in lush, brilliant bloom.


The flowers are rich violet, and touched with fuzz. Hummingbirds love it. In cold areas it dies back in winter, but here in my Topanga garden, I have to cut it back.

7 comments:

Max said...

Beautiful pictures! Love how well that purple came out. It's been cloudy and grim here for a few days, thanks for bringing some color and sunshine into my day.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

That color is outrageous!

spokalulu said...

I'm trying to wrap my mind around such a vibrant color in a mid-November garden.

I'm planning on planting some Russian Sage in the garden next spring. Wonder if I should try Mexican Sage instead...

Aunt Snow said...

Karen - try them both!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Our color is almost gone here in Ohio...nothing but orbs until April or so...
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shrink on the couch said...

Love the color and the texture. Gorgeous!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I love that salvia-just love it.