I hate to harp on about our weather this year but this was the last straw. Despite having covered my tomatoes, basil and countless other tenders, it was cold enough last night to burn many plants. I know when we have cold it means it is much colder up north but we are past our frost date by several weeks. The Salvia leucantha experienced a set back. Several tomato plants may not recover. Not the prettiest picture to head up the blog post.
The bonus for a clear cold night is a gorgeous day and the pink primroses were at their best in the evening light. Invasive little plants but such a joy when en masse.
An absolute favorite at this time of year is the blue-eyed grass, Sisyrinchium. In my garden they don't open up their petals until late afternoon but what an end of the day show.
Sedum potosinum, with its star shaped flowers, fills cracks and crannies in the sandstone paving of the sunken garden.
At least the pomegranate survived unscathed. I think it is going to be a bumper year if the number of flowers is anything to go by.
Last year I started seeds of Scabiosa. No idea which variety and I had completely forgotten until I saw this flower peeking above the larkspur.
It wasn't all walking around looking at flowers and taking photographs today. I began to tackle the bluebonnets in the front courtyard. It was impossible to walk through. They really had become the bullies of the garden, crowding out more valuable plants and making them reach for the stars. So out they came.