Inside Gardening is what I had to do. Our weather in southern California has been unbelievably hot. 117 degrees here yesterday. My potted plants were drying out as quickly as I watered them. Today I brought my plants in one at a time and worked on them in the house. I flooded each plant with room temperature water and pruned each plant if needed. I am really missing my usual time in the garden, but it is just too hot to be outside for very long.
On one of my quick trips outdoors, I snapped this photo. The water in our fountain looked so refreshing I just had to take a photo. It is cooler out this evening and I think the heat spell might be coming to an end.
This morning I was looking through old photos when I came across this one. I photographed these flowers on a previous morning’s walk. During our June Gloom mornings it makes me happy to see such brightness. I enjoy the early morning clouds, but still it’s wonderful to see the bright white flowers. I do not know the name of this shrub, so if you do, feel free to let me know.
My Echeveria ‘Lola’ is blooming. I wrote about it in January see here. I’m happy to say it survived the rains, even though I was concerned because it sat in water, which isn’t good for succulents. Above is a closeup of the flower. Below you can see how the blossom appears at the end of a long stem. Continue reading