This little cactus has been blooming non-stop all summer!
I almost missed this bloom. The pot was tucked in a corner and had already bloomed once without me noticing.
This little cactus has bloomed many times but this is the first time I've caught an open flower in a picture. They seem to open and close up quickly.
The giant sunflower blooms and blooms...
A shot of the whole plant. It must be 8 foot tall.
Rain Lilies that bloomed in spite of my forgetting they were planted in this bed that has been overtaken by weeds due to the recent rains.
What is that hiding in the garden? A Watermelon!!!!
And twin pomegranates developing nicely.
The Morning Glory vine- all vine and no blooms.
My Shrimp plant has really responded to recent rains. Lots of new growth and new flowers.
I just love my little Baja Fairy Duster- it always has a bloom or two.
This little cactus has one bloom starting and an interesting green fruit from a previous bloom.
This beautiful vine doesn't start to bloom till late August. I see it planted near trees locally and suddenly the trees are wreathed in pink flowers. It is gorgeous. The one I have planted by the fence out front is doing pretty well.
Lots of little buds poking up in my Owl cactus.
More lovely lantana.
Part of the succulent garden under the olive tree.
And Moon Flowers To Be!!!
3 Kinds of Prickly Pear in a pot- this came from the desert near my job.
Sky Flowers- dainty, delicate and loving the rain.
Baby cactus growing up from my butchered cactus. I've waited over a year to see if anything would rise out of the ashes of this old piece of cactus that I lopped off after a fellow blogger suggested it. At last!!! And the "twins" have a baby too!
And last a fat caterpillar feasting away on one of my Passion Vines...it is a battle that wages on every day. Me vs the caterpillars...this week they are winning.
"By all these lovely tokens, Septmber days are hereWith summer's best of weather, And autumn's best of cheer."
- Author Unknown