today is studiocleanup (yep, again!) and i have JT's futuresex/lovesounds cd on and cut a bouquet of justicia brandegeana (aka 'shrimp plant') which is one of my favorites plants in the garden. if there are more versions than the three i have, i definitely want them. in the photos are the red, 'fruit cocktail' and the light green variety.
over the summer, my gardenfriend shannon & i did a couple of gardentrades. happily, most of my hibiscus cuttings from her have rooted. i cannot wait to see their magic next summer in my garden.
on the way back from errands, this caught my eye in the flood ditch. i need glasses cuz i thought that it was a hunk of cement with cactus growing out of it. i turned around and climbed into the ditch and picked this up. i planted it and it looks like it is thriving.
this shot really made me happy on sunday morning before i mowed & did the yardwork. the rain has restored the garden & just in time for the autumn extravaganza.
and this might be gross, but this woodgrub was living in the bench that we had under our pecan tree. if you are gonna be rotund & full of rottenwood, you gotza have a cool dotted tubedress.