Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I should have added that my mind can easily be changed.

This is the second year for the red spider lily, Lycoris radiata, to bloom and once again it took me by surprise. It is one of the few plants to have made it through the summer in the raised bed in the English garden. There were only two last year and the same this year. I must look for more because I think they would look better if they were in a clump. I'm just happy they survived.

I think this cutting came from Bob at Draco Gardens. The tiny tubular flowers of flame acanthus, Anisacanthus wrightii, bring hummingbirds into the garden.

A self sown zinnia.

The cardinal climber, Ipomoea sloteri, growing on the potting shed wall, finally began blooming this morning. The seeds were a pass a long at one of our garden a go gos. Not sure who it was but a big thank you. I think I found the right vine for this wall.

Blanket flower, Gaillardia pulchella,There is no flower in my garden that blooms as consistently though the year as the blanket flower. The birds love the seed heads.

The spider zinnia. Always welcome in my garden.

The pomegranate I grew from seed. This year it has 5 good sized pomegranates. Unusual for it to bloom in the fall. i saw a hummingbird visit this morning.


  1. Your desert-like weather this year looks as though it has tricked plants like Pomegranate. It does seem many plants way out west often celebrate the end of summer's heat and dryness by flowering!

  2. I grew Ipomoea sloteri on our gate last year, it was lovely. Thank you for the reminder!

  3. Good to know your new pomegranate is doing so well. Good replacement for the old one.

  4. lol I say I don't like red either, except for St. Joseph Lilies, red roses, Cardinal Flowers, etc. Love the Red Spider Lilies.