Thursday, March 1, 2012

THE LITTLE TRAVELER

How could I resist this euphorbia. I'd never seen anything like it before although maybe I just hadn't been looking.


It just jumped off the shelf when we visited Dragonfly Farms on Bainbridge Island, Washington. It was our final day of the 2011 Seattle Fling and I wasn't going home empty handed. And, if I remember correctly one traveled back to My Corner of Katy.


Euphorbia martini  and I believe the variety is 'Ascot Rainbow'Please correct me if I am wrong. By all accounts easy to propagate.


Just look at those pretty little red eyes. Aren't they beguiling?

10 comments:

  1. That last photo and plant is stunning.

    ReplyDelete
  2. How lovely! So it just jumped into your shopping cart did it? Nice work on the last photo, I bet it was fun getting the focus right.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  4. That is gorgeous. I love its variegated leaves and those little red button eyes!

    ReplyDelete
  5. SO JEALOUS! I badly want to grow one of these but I've killed similar ones... saaaaaaad. Yours are lovely! I love the middle photograph!

    ReplyDelete
  6. It's a great find! Such a lovely combination of variegated foliage and beautiful little flowers.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Jenny, you do indeed remember rightly ... that delightful Euphorbia jumped into my arms, too, at Dragonfly Nursery. I'm happy to say that it also has buds. What's really funny is that I found 'Ascot Rainbow' at a nursery here in Houston not long after we got back from the Seattle Fling! I'm glad I bought mine from Dragonfly, though: it reminds me of what a wonderful time we had there. By the way, I have Crocosmia/Montbretia for you, just waiting for one of us to make the trek from Katy to Austin or vice versa!

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a pretty variety. Do you know if all of these are supposed to be perennials? I killed a different type over the winter.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Nature is amazing! Such variety, such contrasts. This is a beautiful little plant.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Just found one of these at East Side Succulents and fell in love! I'm trying it in my garden now too. Hope it'll handle our heat as well as gopher plant.

    ReplyDelete