Back home, the results of recent rains continue to shine. I’ll post more about our trip later.
The flowers on the old fashioned, pass along Daylilies aren’t as large as they used to be. They desperately needed to be divided, but the heavy clay makes that a difficult job. Maybe I could plan a dividing party. Wonder who would come?
Sorry the hanging flower buds on this Clematis are a little out of focus. I have waited for four years for this to bloom and almost yanked it out of the ground a number of times, but patience paid off. So far, the flowers are not that impressive.
The purple in the background is Larkspur.
Because all clematis like their feet in the shade and the vine in the sun, I stacked some rocks at the bottom of it in an attempt to shade the roots from the low west afternoon sun. But now the plants around it have grown up enough to help shade them.
Desert Rose (Adenium obesum) is finally blooming again. It’s weird shaped trunk bottom is supposed to be part of its charm. Each year, it is supposed to be repotted to a just slightly larger pot with the bulb lifted a little higher. I haven’t done that yet because I don’t want to disturb the blooms.
To the left is a pot of Kolanchoe. So many new kinds of Kolanchoe are being developed, which I hope are as hardy as the older ones. Beside that is a new type of Dusty Miller that is a succulent. On top of the cart is a Begonia.
This Beebalm ( Monarda didyma) has grown really tall. To keep it from laying on the ground, I put a wire cage around it. It was probably planted in the wrong place since they prefer full sun and space for wind to blow around and through them.
“Cavities are like parking tickets; they show up by surprise and take all your pocket money.” unknown