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.
These bright Yellow marigolds brightened my early morning walk. The air was still misty and their bright color seemed to jump out at me.
We had the same neighbors for 40 years. When they recently moved to New York, they asked if I would like this ceramic plant pot for my garden. Our children all grew up together and this container was made by their oldest daughter in her high school ceramics class. It meant something to my neighbor, but was one of those things that had to be left behind, as often happens when people move. The plant pot was empty when I received it, and I thought that my new purple lantana would go well in it. I really like the purple contrasted with the black and white.
After seeing my recent post, Lantana in a Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden, my old neighbor asked me to peek over the fence and see if the lantana was still growing in their yard. I did peek, and was happy to tell her it was. I hope she sees this post and knows I’m taking good care of this special gift.
This easy to grow, Kitten’s Ears (Cyanotis) succulent is Over 30 years old. If you are a garden lover, then you’ll understand why a plant like this feels like part of the family. Continue reading