I’d never heard of the “Candy Cane Verbena” before until I went to buy something nice and unusual for my mother-in-law when we went to visit last weekend. They had this incredible hanging basket tagged “Candy Cane Verbena”. I fell in love with the bright colors.
Verbena x hybrida
Has dark velvety green foliage with clusters of red and white flowers in summer. A gorgeous all season annual, ideal for pots and containers. Prefers a full sun to part shade position. Heat, drought and frost tolerant once established.
Grows 30cm high x 50cm wide.
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I must admit I had a little bit of fun with this. Cee’s Challenge this week is “Textures” ~ anything that would be fun or interesting to touch and feel. It would’ve been MORE fun if our weather would straighten up and I could get outside for a change… but I managed to pull a few things together. Enjoy!
Chunk of Cedar wood
Artificial flower from a garland on my fireplace mantel
Did I tell you I also crochet? Something to do with my hands when I’m idle.
My beloved crocus… the only ones that have survived thus far.
Silky Golden Retriever hair in the breeze.
Soft Siamese cat hair while curled up in bed with us
Cold, rough metal sculpture from downtown Syracuse
(This is my first try at the Gallery option, did I do it right?) Anyway, this was an interesting challenge: textures. Looking forward to the next and the next. Keep ’em coming, Cee! I’m learning a lot and seeing the world! I would love some feedback, feel free to comment!
Until next time, next week, TTFN ~ Tamara Eckstadt
If you could go back and talk to yourself at age 18 what advice would you give yourself? Or if you are younger than 25 what words of wisdom would you like to tell yourself at age 40? By the time I was 18 it was already too late. At 14 I would’ve said “Don’t be in such a hurry to grow up and move away from home. There’s plenty of time and you’ve got the world ahead of you. Slow down!”
What is your favorite TV show that is currently on TV? There are two that I actually stop to watch: Wheel of Fortune and The Good Wife. Anything else is just banter, white noise.
Jello or Pudding? And what is your favorite flavor? Mmmmm, pudding… gotta be chocolate. And I really like the stuff you have to cook rather than prefab. Warm chocolate pudding, nothing better.
What is your favorite flower? Lilacs. I grew up with many different trees and have continued that tradition around my own home. Love the smell and the colors.