The first daylily bloomed today. I spotted it from the kitchen window, noticing a deep burgundy patch among the other plants.
Yes, I planted the daylily ten years ago but look what the birds did. They thought that the seed heads of the nigella, love-in-a-mist would look perfect alongside the lily and they were right. Have you noticed how so much of this accidental design goes on in the garden.
Of course many times it doesn't quite work out that well.
This Verbena bonariensis. So beautiful this year and there is no way I will ever pull it out even though we have to swat it aside every time we walk down the path. Which is often.
Then a Texas persimmon, Diospyros texana, behind the potting shed. For a while I thought it was a yaupon as the mocking bird is always dropping seeds from the parapets above the house.
Then last year I noticed those furry little fruits developing and realized the true identity. This year it is loaded with fruits. I really could have done with this tree somewhere else where it would have room to attain its full height. It may end up being another one of my espaliers.
Like this little yaupon I am training outside the greenhouse.
I love the retama but this is not the place for it. I know I cut it back down to the ground last year but here it is again. I know I will never get the root out. It is about to bloom so I will just leave if for now to waft around in the breeze.
Sometimes it gets really out of hand, as this patch of bare ground in the vegetable garden. Not for long though because I bought my first tank and this is where it is going to go!
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