What a difference the cool days and nights make. A sigh of relief is heard from all of nature.
Both of the above hot weather plants are doing well with the cooler days. Orange African Bulbine (Bulbine frutescens) has lots of orange and yellow blossoms waving in the wind. The bed of purple Wandering Jew also sports many lavender flowers.
Its many good qualities include being drought tolerant, surviving heat, and growing in many types of soils, wet and dry environments, and sun and shade. This means it is grows well in far West Texas arid sand, in East Texas gumbo soil, and in North Central Texas black clay, and in my rocky caliche. Hooray for this great plant.
There seem to be several plants called Ice Plant. Both of the blossoms of my two look similar, but the leaves are different shapes. The one in this picture doesn’t bloom as profusely as the other one. I have been unable to find a more specific name for them. But they are wonderful succulents.
Sunshine is needed to grown them. The tall ones form colonies of woody stalks and can be invasive.
Such a nice time of the year. It’s a good time to enjoy the outdoors.
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