Saturday, January 08, 2011

Butter and Cream Senna

Senna ‘Butter and Cream’
Synonyms: Cassia cv. ‘Butter and Cream’

Spotted at the South Coast Botanical Garden in full bloom in November Senna ‘Butter and Cream’ looked fabulous. Having only seen the native Wild Senna (Cassia hebecarpa) before and that is a coarse shrub in these parts, this cultivar was really a joy to photograph. The light and dark yellow color on the flowers really worked well together. This plant is tender and benefits from being sheared back in the spring.

We are again digging out from about 10 inches of snow. It started snowing lightly in the morning but by afternoon it was heavy. At least we didn’t have the winds that accompanied our last storm. When I went out to walk Juno everything was quiet and the snow had stuck to all the trees so it was like a true winter wonderland. The digging out starts after this is posted. Yesterday I confirmed some reservations for a trip to Florida at the end of the month. That is going to give me something to look forward too.

I just wanted to thank all the people who have been visiting this blog and leaving comments. Your continued support is appreciated.


Jen said...

Neat photos! At first glance, it looks a bit like an orchid. Cool to see a mass of blooms.

lotusleaf said...

Great shots!This colour is quite rare here too, for the cassia.

Christine said...

Great photos of a beautiful plant and flowers. Another I've not seen before. Hope the snow doesn't get you down. Florida (or Mexico) sounds really good about now.

Hilary said...

Such a pretty plant. I'm looking at snow here too and missing flowing plant life so thank you for this.