It's all about the journey--growing plants that speak to me. Traveling to find them is half the fun.
It WAS getting kinda dry...
The rain gauge read 3 1/2 inches! It rained all afternoon and all night and then throughout the next day--a whopper, a doozy, a gusher of a storm that lingered like a bad guest. The Papaverrhoeas http://aggiehorticulture.tamu.edu/wildseed/24/24.1.htmlswooned like Victorian ladies, the un-staked tomatoes hugged the ground in supplication and I patted myself on the back for tying up the Hydrangea arborescens 'Incrediball'.
Kniphofia 'Apricot Souffle'
Kniphofia 'Apricot Souffle' from
Digging Dog Nursery http://www.diggingdog.com/pages2/plantpages.php/P-1527 is finally getting somewhere after three years in my garden. That includes two years spent languishing in the semi-shaded, moisture-rententive spot in the lower garden. I moved it last year to the raised bed and it's given me two blooms that just seem to be gaining color daily.