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Started by Kris AZ. Last reply by Douglas Plotkin Aug 16, 2010.
How amazing is this weather, everyone?? I hope you're loving it as much as I am. I just had a wonderful warm long session out in the garden and am looking forward to more this evening and tomorrow. Here are a couple of pics just for fun. Thanks for the nice comments on the earlier pics. Happy gardening, Arizonans!
Desert bluebells, Phacelia campanularia, such an easy semi-domesticated annual native:
Gladiolus tristis, a VERY fragrant gladiolus that grows in winter, blooms in late winter/early spring, and disappears into dormancy for summer. A single corm has become a big clump in my little garden. Flowers are amazingly fragrant at night and in the morning:
Another inspiring photo of your beautiful garden, Grant. Thank you so much for the image composition heads up.
I am in love with the weather this week. Fun, great, warm, happy weather! I hope you're all enjoying it too. Just for fun, here's a quick pic of the earliest Penstemon parryi to bloom, with a pot of same-color petunias hanging from an orange tree in the background. I was weeding and noticed the colors were the same so I thought it would be a fun picture. I hope you agree, LOL. Get out and enjoy this delightful weather! Happy gardening!
Thanks, Deborah! I'm so glad to see the sun today. Finally a nice, serious warm up for the rest of the week! Here's a quick pic of a nasturtium leaf with raindrop on it yesterday morning, plus one of many sweet smelling blooms on my variegated Calamondin orange in the garden. Happy gardening, all!
What a beautifully saturated pink color, Grant! How nice to be inspired by such glory on this grey day. Thank you.
Rain rain, go away, LOL. My garden and my work got SOAKED yesterday, as did nearly all the valley. The ground is absolutely saturated and my 75 gallon rain barrel is full to the very top again. We should return to mid 80s F by mid week. I'm ready! Enough with these dumb sweaters, LOL.
Just for fun, here's a quick pic of a Penstemon superbus blooming in the garden. Such easy plants to grow and bloom here. Just be sure to give it barely enough water to survive the summer when it is in a heat induced semi-dormancy. It'll perk up in autumn and will tolerant weekly watering then. Self-sows nicely too. Happy gardening!
What amazing, beautiful weather this weekend! I hope folks are outside and enjoying it. I know I did. Plenty of early morning gardening chores, then some nursery hopping around Scottsdale and Cave Creek. What a great day to be out and about! Here's a quick pic of an Agave parryi with some Euphorbia rigida blooming in the front garden. Such attractive, easy, low-maintenance plants for our climate. Happy gardening!
Thanks for the nice comments. I hope everyone is enjoying the warming weather out there. I'm ready for some 80's this weekend! Here's an Aloe myriostigma making its first blooms ever for me. I bought it as a tiny seedling several years ago and now it's finally mature enough to bloom. It should bloom reliably each mid-winter from now on. Happy gardening, keep the pics and posts coming!
Lorie-I would love to hear more about your trough gardening experiences. How nice to find someone else enjoying over-sized containers.
Grant-I love those pretty pansy faces peaking out from under the petunias. Your photos are so inspiring and uplifting. Thank you!
Finally some pleasant weather again. I hope folks are out and enjoying it. Here's a quick pic of some Lachenalia bulbs blooming on the east side of the house, plus the whole pot of 'Picasso In Pink' petunias. Happy gardening all!
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