Nothing brightens a day like a loved one’s smile or hug, hearing a favorite song, or a posy in the yard or in a vase. Some might add chocolate to that list. Okay. I would.
Even though we are in the hottest time of summer, there are some flowers to enjoy.
Since last winter’s sustained freezing temperatures killed my Blue Plumbago, this year I’m trying a White Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata) in a pot. It will go into the shed this winter. Maybe I’ll be brave and put into the ground next year. Something about white is so crisp – in the landscape or in clothing. Plumbago is considered a tender perennial, so this is probably too far north for it to survive the cold. But the heat suits it just fine.
The performance of the Mexican Tuberoses (Polianthes tuberosa) this year was disappointing. That could be due to both the extreme winter and the fact that some critter keeps digging up the bulbs. I replant them when I find them, but probably too late.
The bush with the yellow flowers beside the Tuberose is a variety of Senna, I think.
“If you eat in the kitchen, your house is always clean, and you go to sleep at 9 pm, it means you don’t have internet.” unknown