This morning I stepped outside a bit earlier than usual and was surprised to find these rain lilies blooming in the Powis Castle Artemesia (above). I wish it meant that rain is headed our way, but no such luck. By the time I walked through the garden taking pictures, I was drenched with sweat and it wasn’t yet 8 a.m.
I’m delighted that the newly-planted-this-spring Pink Abutilon is blooming with many more buds on the way. I was told by the great folks at Barton Springs Nursery that she is just as cold-hardy as Marilyn’s Choice Abutilon, who made it through our record setting low temperatures last winter. I hope that’s true, because I’m in love with this sweet flowering semi-evergreen.
This Gerber Daisy above in hot pink is a color created for the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The color intensity has that incredible Gerber Daisy crayon-like look, but most likely it will be short-lived in our current heat.
More varieties of daylilies are blooming, though I’ve unfortunately lost the species name for this one above.
Princess Ellen (above) has larger flowers this year, her second year in my garden.
Mango Mango is blooming among the native Moss Verbena above. I love Mother Nature’s design talents, I didn’t plan this one. I actually thought I had moved all of the Mango Mango plants to another bed. Apparently I missed this one, and I’m glad I did.
Though I’ve been letting them go for a week in between waterings, apparently I’m overwatering my succulents. Look at this mushroom that appeared overnight! It is quite pretty, isn’t it? Though you can imagine my surprise to see it this morning, I just don’t think it’s a good sign that water-loving mushrooms are growing in my dry-loving succulent planter.
This newly-purchased Shrimp Plant was too cute to resist at the nursery. And I HAD to go to the nursery; I was picking up a plant for a friend. So it’s not my fault, really. Right?