Monday, August 10, 2009
in the time of drought
last summer, after we moved, i started my insane rockhauling. this summer's drought really made me glad that i did. we got a tiny shower yesterday. enough of one to bring us out to the porch, but not enough to keep us there. what we need is a week of steady rain.
the passiflora has really taken over the coop fence. i made a canopy for the girls this summer and love how 'incense' has taken a stronghold. passiflora can be such a gardenwhore, but it is always a resilient performer in the garden.
for some reason, these cactus blossoms really thrill me. their simple shape and dusty color seem so primal.
rock rose, one of my favoritey favorites.
another allstar in the garden this summer has been purslane. it takes a licking and keeps on ticking. its day-glo colors really make the world go round. the dogs trample it and i root its broken pieces to plant in every gardenbed around the house.
this bougainvillea is between shows, but i can't get over how much it has grown since i put it in the ground. it has shot up to over nine feet this summer. bougies never fail to please me.
last fall, i got into an "unpot and plant in the ground" phase and started naturalizing my driveway and want to keep working on it this fall.