Sunday, September 7, 2008
Early September morning in my desert garden
I was up early, watched the sun come up and then took a walk outside about 6:30 AM. Here is an overall shot of the bird area. Of course the minute I stepped outside the birds all flew away. I am tempted to remove the screen from my office window so I can get some good bird pictures! The snail plant at the bottom of the bird contraption is a little worse for wear, with the birds trampling it and it having a bit of transplant shock but it is coming along, and will rebound better than ever I hope!
The "Texas" Lantana is taking off.
And finally, at long last the "Cape Honeysuckle" is starting to bloom. This is one of the older plants I have, actually planted over a year ago. I have seen them in bloom all over town, and wondered what I was doing wrong with mine, when it finally started sending out buds the other day. It has grown like wild, and I probably need to prune it back but for now wild is fine, and I will definitely enjoy the bright orange flowers. Look close at the first one, and you can see some shiny black beetle like bugs connecting in a buggy kind of way. There are also a couple of them running down the stalk portion. I am not sure what these are but they are running rampant on this plant and don't appear to be doing it harm. That I can see anyway. Guess I should do some research.
And last the "Texas Sage" is in full bloom again, following a rainy week. I thought the flowers were just gorgeous in the morning sunshine.
Happy Green Thumb Sunday everyone!
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