It's a random sort of day. The garden continues to change rapidly. New highlights arise and old ones deserve an update.
|The flowers of Siderasis fuscata (brown spiderwort) last only a day, but they add a nice element of change to the already fantastic foliage.|
|I've only had this plant for about a year, if that, and I've never had this many blooms open at once. There are about 6-8 more around the rest of the plant, peeking out from the leaves.|
|My Blechnum gibbum has been pumping out new fronds. It really seems to enjoy the heat we've been having, provided I keep it watered.|
|Remember what this looked like in January? It looks so great now! A few more new fronds and I can take off the rest of the damaged, brownish fronds at the bottom. It also has a small offset forming partway up the trunk. I plan to let that grow and then detach it once it's large enough. Then I'll have two! (Or maybe I'll share.)|
|The blooming of the rudbeckia and Monch asters briefly coincides with the Lucifer crocosmia, making a brilliant color combo.|
|The aster is much slower to fill in, but should produce a brilliant show as more flowers open to pair with the rudbeckia. They are a much darker lavender-blue. I coudn't get the picture any darker without making the rudbeckia too dark.|
|Another sight that is becoming rather familiar by now, but I just haven't been able to resist photographing my new Billardiera longiflora as the fruits ripen.|
And there's some of the happenings around my garden this week. The next few weeks are going to be really busy for me, but I'll try to keep my posts a little more regular than they have been recently.