There's riotous color everywhere, but I was chained to my desk all week and wasn't able enjoy it. These photos are the best I could manage.
Even though there's plenty of work left to do in our garden, it's rewarding to see little vignettes where everything has come together in a way that makes me happy. What more could I ask?
|Euphorbia tirucalli 'Sticks on Fire' and Grevillea 'Superb' in the front yard|
|Alluaudia procera leafing out and Agave bovicornuta|
|The front yard bed along the sidewalk is a riot of color from California poppies and various Arctotis hybrids|
|The agave is Agave weberi 'Arizona Star'; I expect it to put on quite a bit of size this year|
|A dark orange selection of California poppy called 'Red Chief'|
|Silver and blue-green are colors, too!|
|Aloe 'Erik the Red' and California poppies|
|The lilac in the backyard (Syringa vulgaris 'Blue Skies') bloomed late this year and lasted longer than it usually does|
|The lilac looks great paired with the fern-leaf lavender (Lavandula multifida). To the left of the stone lantern is the 'Moon Lagoon' eucalyptus I was given by my friend Luisa.|
|As always at this time year, there are lots of nasturtiums in flower. They were here when we bought our house almost 20 years ago, and they have reseeded every year since then.|