Leucophyllum frutescens, or Texas sage, has been a good plant for me. I've had it in a container for a couple years now, and it doesn't do much, but when it does it's very pretty. It's drought tolerant, which is good, seeing as how my pots experience frequent bouts of drought. I believe mine is the 'Green Cloud' variety. Mostly, it's just a nice foliage plant, but after a good rain pretty pink flowers just pop out all over the place.
Here's some bougainvillea, lining up nicely for a shot.
A camera shot over the rock wall reveals that my lantana are still doing well.
Last month, we saw Pam Tajima. Pam is starting to fade a little bit, so this month we'll be looking at...Pam's unnamed brother. Dang. He's got a tag, but there's nothing on it. We'll call him Bob.
I was having a hard time getting a clear picture of Bob. Seems every time I tried to take a picture I was getting jostled around by some mysterious force. Apparently Buster was not as interested in my picture taking as he was in letting me know that he had not yet had breakfast.
Hello. Can I help you?
Technically this isn't blooming, but I thought the red ti plant was pretty in the morning light.
Remember my mysterious purple plant that we watched unfold and grow? Well, now it's blooming too. Always something new with this one!
My golden shrimp plant, Pachystachys lutea was a big hit with everyone last month, and since it is still blooming like crazy I thought I'd provide a close up shot.
Again, these aren't exactly "blooming" but they are popping up all over my lawn, so I thought I would include them too.
And, finally, my poor crape myrtles-they went from sticks that showed no sign of ever blooming again last month to past their prime this month, but they were quite pretty in between.
This month was kind of a challenge, but I hope you all enjoyed hanging out with me and Buster in the garden!