Cool Winter Blues
Cool winter blues...or do I have the blues because the winter isn't cool?
A visit to the Favorite Local Garden Center. Haven't been in days, and was starting to suffer from I-need-a-new-plant symptoms. This blue beauty seems to have a confusing wealth of names. Senecio/Cineraria/Florist Cineraria, has been re-classified as Pericallis x hybrida.
Some of the most stunning blue you can find, outside of the sky:
Any name you care to use, they are far happier along the coast than inland with Santa Ana winds to desiccate them. This is not a plant for spells of 7% relative humidity. Plus no way am I going to spend $12 for a winter annual. The same goes for the amazing ornamental kales.
My Sweetie glumly surveyed the orderly rows of Kale and was not impressed. "Looks like a damn cabbage farm," he grumbled.
True, but a very attractive cabbage farm.