This gardener is very happy for the rain but at the same time the gardening blogger knows what she has to do. Go out there with her camera and take photos of things that may no longer be there in a day's time. They are forecasting as much as 6" of rain, and possible hail and right now the winds are very strong as the cold front moves closer.
The cross vine, Bignonia capreolata 'tangerine beauty' is almost in full bloom. In the English garden the vine has crept onto the gate.
and up into the Yaupon holly, Ilex vomitoria, where it has replaced the long-gone berries.
The vine also grows on the pool wall where it cascades over the other side. It would like to go onto this gate also but if it did the gate would be sealed shut.
It looks as though it is time to cut back the vine on the greenhouse. The trellis was supposed to support cucumbers but the vine put paid to that idea years ago.
Years ago I put a few freesia bulbs in the garden. They were under the dwarf wax myrtle ( which by the way is no dwarf) Yesterday, while standing talking to visitors by the myrtle, I saw a glimpse of magenta.
Two freesias in bloom. No point leaving them there for only the pill bugs to enjoy.
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