|Mealy blue sage (Salvia farinacea)|
We are experiencing a crazy beautiful fall, with perfect temperatures and rain at appropriate intervals. Maximilian sunflowers, palafoxia, broomweed and asters are decorating the roadsides.
Here on the hill, my flowers are looking pretty spiffy, too. In fact, things look about as good here as they ever get, so I thought I would share some pictures.
Four-nerve daisies (Tetraneuris scaposa)
in front, Gregg's mistflower (Conoclinum
My pride and joy right now is the east bed. I envisioned this as a cottage bed, overflowing with blooms of less xeric plants since it gets afternoon shade and has deeper soil. Well, the shade is late in the day arriving and I am not willing/able to water as much as cottage plants desire. You may recall that one year this area suffered chicken depredations, and Iris the dog periodically decides she must excavate immediately and deeply. This bed has never lived up to my expectations.
|My new pond, with turk's cap (Malvaviscus |
arboreus var. drummondii). Do you see
the goldfish and happy water plant?
There’s nothing better than a new garden area to plan. That’s what beautiful weather and conditions will do to a gardener – provide inspiration for the next project!
|Rock rose, black dalea (Dalea frutescens), yucca, |
and autumn sage behind.
|From the left, zexmenia (Wedelia texana), pigeonberry (Rivina humilis), white mistflower|
(Ageratina havanensis - behind about to burst into bloom), fall aster, dayflower (Commelina erecta),
bamboo muhly (Muhlenbergia dumosa), and more zexmenia.