Often the changing of the seasons here is abrupt with no chance to adjust from one to another. This year has been very different with more rain and milder temperatures. In fact, I have been hesitant to bring some more tropical plants outside yet.
Some colors never seem to photograph to the true color. This Brilliant Veranda rose is actually a very strong red that stands out in the landscape. It was labeled as a good size for a container plant. Recently I tried to scoot it over, and the roots are firmly in the ground.
Another rose that never photographs well is this Drift Rose. The flowers last a long time and are striking as a grouping. My husband who hardly every mentions specific plants often comments on how pretty they are.
Never expected this Yellow Lead Ball (Leucaena retusa) tree to get so big. They are considered a small tree with total height about 12 feet. They’re drought tolerant and very hardy in our rocky hard clay.
It’s fun when nature surprises us with more pleasant weather than we expected.
“Expect to have hope rekindled. Hope to have your prayers answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.” Sarah Ban Breathnach