The weekend weather was superb. I got so much done. Plants that needed to be moved, got moved and newbies that needed an in-ground home got one. I still have more to do, of course. Don't we all?
Today I took some photos between downpours but had to hurry because the sunny reprieve was short and I didn't want raindrops to ruin my camera. Now, at my laptop, it's sunny outside again and this after hail about ten minutes ago. It's fall.
|Somebody found this pillowy zinnia a little too comfortable and forgot to fly home.|
|My pink Bacopa is in a hanging container. It has been blooming nonstop since April.|
The bees love it. And so do I.
|A final Echinacea blooms amid the upright pink Indigofera blossoms.|
|Oenothera pallida is still blooming. It's very fragrant too.|
|Dahlia 'Rip City' is trying. It's a newbie. I think the plant will look better next year.|
|Dahlia 'Mystic Wonder' has a few blossoms left too.|
|Dahlia 'Ivanhoe' is such a cool plant.|
|Dahlia 'Dutch Explosion' is the definition of prolific bloomer.|
|Here is another blossom. I love it.|
|Look at my 'Frost Proof' Gardenia. I thought it was finished blooming but it surprised me.|
|Brachyscomb 'Radiant Magenta' is another long bloomer.|
|Several weeks ago, walking past my Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'|
I caught a whiff of its tiny but extremely fragrant flowers. It is still going strong.
And the bees love them.
|Fuchsias are still dazzling, despite being hammered by rain and hail.|
How do they do that?
|This fuchsia and the one above it are NOID. Darn it.|
|This is 'Olympics Sunset'--a newbie from Fry Road this year.|
|Here is another one that still needs an in-ground home.|
It's called Fuchsia 'Blue Troll.' The flowers are really tiny.
|In the same bed are a few more leafy loves. Since the return of wet weather, |
the Acanthus mollis has really perked up, making Hosta 'Paradigm' look good, despite all the slug holes.
|The berries on my Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantisima' are Christmas-red now, even though the|
foliage is still apple green. In short order, the foliage will be as red as the berries.
|And soon thereafter, the robins will devour the berries.|
|One of the little independent nurseries I love to visit every year had this little plant for sale.|
Mimosa pudica or "Sensitive Plant." Here it is in Stage 1.
|Here it is after being gently touched.|
|And here it a few seconds later. Such a fun plant. It grew wild in Hawaii. I remember as a kid, playing with it while |
tromping around the countryside of the Big Island.
|The coleus I tucked in to the scented Geranium (Pelargonium) pot has finally grown tall enough to be seen.|
|Speaking of "tall enough," this Canna was a gift from gal Pal Carol.|
It's gotten huge. I love it.
|Random gardens shots... the south end.|
|The north end... The Heptacodium foliage is making a real mess of things.|
|In the middle, looking south.|
|In the middle looking north.|
|Looking out from the patio to the world beyond.|
In the past few months, I've posted a few photos of Zip but lest you think
we are a simple, clear headed, one-cat family,
I'll dispel that myth with photos of the other three.
Yes, we're a four-cat family.
|This is Nala. Notice her sitting on our expensive, high-end furniture. (Not.)|
|This is Nala's brother Taz. He looks like a kitten here but he's actually bigger than Nala.|
|And this is Mira.|