This morning I was greeted by the opening of two blooms on my Echinopsis dominos. I knew it was going to happen and it was probably going to be today because just before blooming the flower buds elongate to about 6" With plans to leave the house at 8:30 am I left D with strict instructions to photograph if the blooms opened. But there they were at 7:30 am fully open. I think the blooms opened during the night. There are more buds but it will be a week or more before they bloom.
The rain this last week has worked its magic in the garden.
Everything looks fresh and green and the flower colors are vibrant. The greenhouse has lost its drapery of cross vine. Underneath the covering of vine, which had shaded the greenhouse all through the winter, the shade cloth had disintigrated. It will have to be replaced next year because it gets too hot in there without shade. I dare say the cross vine will be back!
Purple cone flowers, Echinopsis purpurea, is in full bloom. The unnamed day lilies are almost lost in their midst. I may have to move them to a more prominent place next year.
I think this one is my favorite. It deserves a more prominent location.
I have begun a big clean up in the potager. We can once more walk down the pathways.
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