Can you imagine how much I have to share about the gardens I visited on my travels? But wait, all in good time. I have my own garden and there were one or two nice surprises waiting for me when I got home.
I can have a little bit of England in Texas. Old Foxy foxglove, Digitalis sp. was blooming her head off. I have tried for years to grow this plant and finally this year opted to grow it in a pot. Count on me trying that again next year.
Monarda, Peter's Purple is a mass of blooms. There is a frenzy of bees and other insects around the plant. This plant should be in every Texas garden.
The lily pads had just about covered the stock tank pond and there was a bloom. This bloom is the hardy water lily, Nymphaea 'Colorado'
The twist-leaf yucca, Yucca recurvifolia, was flowering. I moved this one into the garden a few years ago because there is no way a flower survives out in deer land.
And while I was gone tomatoes, Celebrity, Yellow pear, Black Krim, Yellow boy, Sweet 100. and peppers, Pinot noir, were ripening. Mmmm, nothing like a home grown tomato.
What a nice welcome home, garden.
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