I had such a week from H-E DOUBLE HOCKEYSTICKS, that by the time I got home, I grabbed a beer and decided to go outside and take pictures of anything blooming in my yard. Anything you see with a bloom on it, is LITERALLY the only things blooming in my hot, sandy soiled, dry yard. It's rather dismal. I found some interesting plant patterns as I walked around, and decided to include these, and other things that caught my eye! I hope you will see something interesting, and if any artists out there see anything inspiring, feel free to draw, paint or sculpt, and let me see it!!! My plants love to inspire artists and poets!!!
In no order whatsoever:
Here is my twisty cactus sent to me from Claude...I am twirling it in the sun (it gets eastery sun every morning, so I turn it a quarter turn every 2 weeks or so, and it is starting to twirl...such fun! Sorry Claude!!! (I think it is so cute)!
Here is the top of one of my Mexican Sunflower bushes! This one bush just started blooming away a few days ago...none of the other ones are, but this one just felt like it, I suppose! LOL!
And a close up of a few flowers on that bush! These things are about 14 ft. high and are due for a trimming, but I just hate doing it cause there goes the blooms!
I caught Mr. Bunny hiding out between the Kalenchoes and the Thai Pepper plant! My cat, Baby loves to come out an lay in this area with Mr. Bunny quite often! They are BFF's.
I found three (only three) hibiscus on all of my 6 bushes! Dismal, I tell ya! Lack of water and fertilizer, Tootsie! My bad.
Can you see at least two thai peppers on my plant??? It is covered...looks like it will have 100 peppers at least!!!
The next three pics are three varieties of Jasmine on my side and front fence. One is variegated, one is Confederate Jasmine, and I forgot what the other one is called.
Here is a close up shot of some of my Oyster Plants for Evelyn. ;)
How about the patterns in the trunks of the Philedendrons??? Pretty beautiful, I think!
The leaves of the Philedendrons are huge...about 3.5 ft long!!! They are beautiful leaves too, don't you think?
Here are a few shots of the Gloriosas! They truely live up to their name! GLORIOUS!
Here is a stalk of the purple/pink colored Ti plants! These grow in the same bed as the purple and green oyster plants and I love the look with my yellow house in the background!
Last, but not least is the star of the drought conditions...the white Periwinkles! They can take the full sun, the heat, and no darn water! These plants are like cast iron! They are my new absolute favorite if you want reliable blooming action year- round with no water. There you have it...the plants, blooms and patterns of my yard right now. Have a wonderful weekend!