We used to call them "shoe flowers" when I was growing up. I don't know why they were called that, but we never called them hibiscus.
|Hibiscus Close Up|
The oranges are still growing:
At the very far end of the garden...do you see what I see? That spike of white flowers:
|Yucca in Flower|
I tried to do a close up, but not very successfully:
My poor little peach tree; hope it makes it through the winter and comes back in the spring:
Matched by the pomegranates:
A bit of color from the gazanias:
They are drought tolerant and seem to be doing well:
|Gazanias, Close Up|
This plant is a species of Commelina, also known as "day flower". It is considered a weed in some places. But mine comes from a few cuttings I took from a plant a co-worker had in the office, way back in 1983! I rooted it in water and grew it in a pot. Many years later, it spread from the planter and has found some shady areas in which to grow:
It has the prettiest blue flowers:
|Blurry Commelina Flower|
My gardener and I have our work cut out for us, this fall. Lots of cleaning up and consolidating.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Having a garden at all
- The plants that are still surviving the drought and neglect
- The flowers are that still blooming and brightening up the garden
- The fruits that are still forming
- Knowing the garden will continue to grow with a little more TLC
How is your garden coming along?