As it turns out, one extra day was all that my rose needed to open up all the way, so I think it was meant to be.
"Mardi Gras (Jacfrain)"
This is not necessarily the best picture that I got of my plumeria, but it is the best picture that I got with Mocha lounging stealthily in the background.
My Ice Blue plumbago blooms all the time, and so the poor thing hardly ever gets a shout-out here, but these are the first blooms that it has put on since the severe pruning that it got last month, so I figured I would show them off here.
I still have one tiny patch of lobelia that is hanging in there.
My Hardy Ice Plant is shrugging off this hot end-of-summer weather we've been having without even breaking a sweat.
My snap dragons look like they're having to put forth a little more effort, but they still have a few blooms hanging on as well.
My recently-planted lavender is showing itself to be quite hardy so far. It survived the transplant and subsequent heat wave/lack of rain/poor watering skills of its owner to come back with a whole new blush of flowers in the last few days. I almost clipped all the stalks off after they bloomed, but I'm glad I didn't. As you can see on the middle flower, the new growth appears at the tips, on top of the spent blooms.
My golden shrimp plant, whom I have dubbed Bob Fosse (see last month's post and comments). Jazz haaaands!
My red ginger has gone from one big bloom to several smaller ones. I am following its development for an upcoming Progression Obsession post.
Of the 15 spider lilies that I have in my yard, this is the only one blooming right now.
My rosemary is blooming more than usual.
My orchid has taken a little time off, but it's getting ready to come back to work.
And, as always, my Blue Daze could be counted on to make an appearance, even if this was the ONLY bloom it had to show today.
As always, thanks to Carol for providing an excuse for all of us gardeners to get out into our gardens and show off our prized