This post was supposed to be about something else entirely: rain. Last night the weather forecast predicted a 40% chance of rain this morning, and again this afternoon. Guess what? None of it materialized. As if that’s anything new. So, instead of pictures of H2O falling from the sky you get pictures of flowers in the front yard. Not a bad tradeoff, I guess, but we really—REALLY!—need the rain.
Leucospermum ‘Scarlot Ribbon’, purchased at the Ruth Bancroft Garden last week and waiting to go in the ground
Please forgive me, but I can’t get enough of this South African shrub
Agave desmettiana ‘Variegata’ leaning ever more precariously over the walkway
Pestemon superbus. The agave on the right is Agave gentryi ‘Jaws’.
Baja fairy duster (Calliandra californica)
Bush marigold (Tagetes lemmonii ‘Martin’s Mutant’)
Aloe ‘Erik the Red’
Cape balsam (Bulbine frutescens)