The peach tree as of this morning:
|Peach Tree with more Flowers in Bloom
Just two days of temperatures in the upper 80s and almost all the buds on the peach tree have bloomed!
|Peach Flowers: Close Up
At the very back of the garden, in the corner, this yucca plant and schefflera have established their dominance!
|Schefflera and Yucca
The calamondin tree, whose flowers are perfuming the whole back garden:
|Calamondin Tree (and variegated Schefflera)
There's a variegated Schefflera plant growing under the tree - it is in a pot, but has managed to break through the pot to root itself in the ground!
|Close up of Calamondin
The fruit is edible, but very sour.
The Aeonium arboreum "Zwartkop" that I mentioned was growing in a neglected corner at the very back:
|Aeonium arboreum "Zwartkop"
It is also called Black Rose, I've read. I plan to take cuttings to root and then, plant them in the front garden, or, at least, another spot in the back garden where they will be more featured and noticed.
I currently have another one of these plants in my back garden that is ready to flower:
I am 5 ft. tall and the top of this flower is a few inches above my head! The buds will open up to reveal bright yellow flowers.
Meanwhile, in the front garden, the gazania plants that were transplanted, yesterday:
|Newly Transplanted Gazania Plants
More newly transplanted Gazanias, between the two purple flowering African daisies, in the same planting bed (the silvery white plants are "Dusty Miller":
|More Newly Transplanted Gazania
And the newly planted aloe plants, with the other plant gardener M gave me (I forget the name of it, but he said it was a type of variegated iris):
|A Circle of Aloe
I think I will ask him to make a planting bed and put a larger circle of border stones around the outside edge of the aloe plants.
And finally, 3 photos of the front planting bed, going from right to left (when facing the planting bed):
|The Middle Area
|The Left End
This planting bed is 20-feet long, and leads from the front driveway to my front door. There's another, shorter planting bed to the right of this planting bed, that is centered under the living room window, which is planted mostly with the white African daisies (and one or two other plants).
I made waffles for brunch, today, washed dishes, and put away a load of laundry. I pottered about the garden a bit and planted one Aeonium I had already rooted (tucked it into a corner of the front planting bed, after I took the above pictures) and spoke with my nextdoor neighbor while I was out in the garden. I plan to do a little sewing in the afternoon and maybe decorate for St. Valentine's Day, tomorrow, if I feel like it.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The garden coming together, little by little
- The warm, sunny day
- Yummy waffles!
- A relaxed day
- My daughter's company
Hope you are having a lovely weekend. What are you up to, today?