Sunday, July 1, 2012

Now Summer Begins

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Libelle' encroaching on the garden gate.  The gate side of her gets naturally pruned by all of the gate's openings and closing.  Still, she seems pretty happy with her lot in life.

This was labeled acanthus spinosus when I bought it, but it's not as wicked that plant.  The leaves are a little too wide for spinosus too.  Definitely not acanthus mollis, maybe acanthus hungaricus?  Gorgeous, none the less.

Hydrangea quercifoia 'Snow Queen'.  This panicle is by the path and I always feel like it would tap me on the shoulder if I stood still near it.

Delosperma cooperi.  The flowers are almost iridescent in the sun.  

Seems like those hot, dry summer days are settling in.  I have full rain barrels for spot watering, but for how long?


  1. Excellent question there. Cant ever seem to have enough extra water. Everything is looking really god!

  2. Forecast is for rain on the 4th. I can't say that I'm sorry about it.