Monday morning we woke to a clear blue sky. The sun had returned after nearly a month of rain and cloudy skies, and it was wonderful. It was a morning to walk around the garden with camera in hand. I love the outside areas because on a sunny morning there is a wonderful play of light and shadow which is not to be found in the inside gardens.
But there is work to be done, plants to be planted. These are the plants from our swap at the Saturday GoGo. There is always a home for spiky plants in this garden and plenty of places around the outside to put them. Among my planting work for the day are A. lopthantha, which is not a favorite of many because of its treacherous spines, A lopthantha, quadricolor, an Eve's necklace tree, Scutellaria wrightii, a phlox, Mexican bird of paradise seedling, and a Manfreda undulata var. 'chocolate chip'
One or two of these will stay in pots but most will be planted outside in the granite gravel. Thank you gardening friends for helping my garden grow.
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