|Sunken garden with bluebonnets, blackfoots, skullcaps.|
|California poppies, bluebonnets|
|Hinckley's columbine, corn poppies,|
|Lady Banks' rose|
Another big bloomer and at its peak this week was the cross vine, Bignonia capreolata, tangerine beauty. Would you know there was a greenhouse hiding under here? This is the very same vine that I cut back down to the ground 2 years ago. As I pulled out a root from a standing position I fell backwards and ended up being unable to move for 3 days. I have to cut it back again this year but a cut-back is all it is getting.
Everyone got to see the Claret cup cactus. This clump had 20 blooms this year.
And in the herb garden the culinary sage was a mass of purple blooms.
I had a few ladies question me about the tiny plant pots on top of the bamboo canes. Do you know why they are there? So I don't poke my eye out!
Yes, my visitors couldn't have come at a more perfect time.