Sunday, August 12, 2012

August garden

I know better than to take pictures in bright sun but that's what I had. Here's how plants on the terrace are doing this hot, hot summer.
This cute Gambel's Quail pot (in honor of my brother-in-law in the desert) is holding a sempervivum that is starting to bloom. The bright orange moss rose is from a pot behind it.
Who knew that WalMart sold staghorn ferns? I'm very pleased with this one. It reminds me of my dad who grew these in San Diego. Of course, his didn't have to come inside for the winter. Where am I going to find room?
This carrot is the extent of my vegetable gardening. Nice, huh? Actually I did use the parsley below it in a some recipe I was following. Not much of a cook these days.
This Taro plant was decimated in the hail earlier this summer. Finally it sprouted a new leaf and there's another one coming. And for some reason, Chickadees would rather drink out of this small water garden than the many birdbaths on offer.
Hard to tell, but I guess you'd call these White-eyed Susans. They aren't yellow and they don't have any eye, but the grocery store had these hanging baskets 2/$10. I Bloom-Boosted them and they took off.
I'm surprised I get any bloom from these containers since my terrace doesn't get full sun. But they manage, sort of. More terrace below with my tiny pond and one of the birdbaths.
You have to look hard to see the tiny black orbs on this Ornamental Pepper. They look like shiny marbles in the sun. I'm surprised this plant is doing anything since I forgot to water it and it looked totally dead and withered. I watered it anyway and the next day it was feeling fine. Plants can be so surprising.


Patrick's Garden said...

I wish I shopped at your Wally World that day. Stags hail from my native land of Australia. Hear they're a good houseplant. Nice carrot.

LostRoses said...

Seriously, I think they delivered it there by mistake. It's not like there were a row of them hanging up on display - there was one. Glad you liked the carrot too, no worries wintering that one over. Thanks for visiting.