Last year the ivy geranium “died” in our side yard but this Spring it has rebounded despite the continued drought conditions. It is now common to talk to neighbors about what plants are surviving.
I’ve been harvesting nasturtium seeds for over ten years, most ending up with orange blooms. But this batch planted last Fall in the side yard produced tiger lily like colors. This season I will make sure to keep these seed pods separate from the orange group.
Several weeks ago the lone Calla Lily in our yard was spent. Yesterday it was back in bloom during a light rain. Nice.
The most amazing fact about this particular flower is that it grows by our ugly driveway.
These sunflowers are truly done for the season.
A bug unknown to me selects the flower that has a little more zest than its partner, or something like that.
Here’s a Peruvian lily hugging a rusty pole in the bright sun, my idea of contrasts.