Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Southern California's Best Garden Blog update!

Howdy.   Well, I will be honest and say that I didn't get a ton of responses about my little contest/enquiry... But the winner is still clear in my eyes.  And the winner is Denise of A Growing Obsession agrowingobsession.com .

I've followed Denise's blog for about a year now and think I have a good sense of her style.  Not only are her entries of interest to me as a gardener, but the way she weaves in other elements of her life and pop culture give it a real sophistication.  Very regular posts make for an addictive blog, I never have to wait long to know what Denise is seeing in the gardening world.  Of course having a professional photographer as cohort also gives this blog an edge. Mitch or M.B. Maher mitchellmaher.org as he is mentioned in the blog has a way of imbuing his photos with a rich dreamy quality them gives them such life.

So, a contest for a contest.  Help me pick a reward for Denise's hard work. Here are three plants I found on AGO that are on Denise's wish list.  Which one should I procure for her?  I'm counting on you all to vote!


a.   Furcrea macdougalii

















b.  Aechmea blanchetiana






















c. Canna 'Australia'


11 comments:

  1. Dustin, I HAVE to say, Canna 'Australia', not just because I'm Australian, but because it's a truly sensational plant. The leaves are ridged with a purple line, the plant can form a good, high mass and the bulb can be separated to provide further plants.

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  2. Hey, Dustin, I'm glad Denise won ... her blog's the perfect combo of great writing and great photos on a subject she's obviously passionate about. For a prize, my vote's for the Furcrea macdougalii ... with its graceful verticality, it should look terrific in Denise's garden.

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  3. GD, Yes striking plant for sure. I wonder which one Denise would prefer?

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  4. RR, of course you pick the succulent. I think the F. macdougalii looks like the end of a giant squid.

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  5. Jeez, Dustin, what a lovefest! Not a lot of responses on best blog cuz we're in our own little ghetto of blogdom! But what nice company in our blogdom, you, Reuben, etc, etc. And I can't believe I didn't mention Pieces of Eden. Hoov provides constant reading pleasure.

    (c'mon, please, the F. macdougalii!! and I owe you cutting material on the golden bay.)

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  6. Denise. I knew the Furcrea would be your pick!

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  7. Loree / danger gardenJune 1, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Oh it's most definitely the Furcrea macdougalii! Why? Well because I want it and if it's in her garden then I'll occasionally get to visit it via the blogosphere.

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  8. Loree, Can't we all have one?

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  9. Loree, I know. I love me! ;-P

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  10. Ha, I think you know which one I'd pick. The Furcrea macdougalii has been on my wish list since I saw it at the Living Desert last year. I'm a little late on this one so maybe the decision has already been made.

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