Monday, August 16, 2010

Bloom Day - August 15th - a day late...

OK, so I'm a day late. It's Summer. It was the weekend. I was out playing. It happens.

Even though it is hot, I still have blooms. Here we go:

The blue mistflower is attracting the usual addicts:

Bat faced Cuphea:

Grandpa Otts Morning Glory:

And I am super excited about this one. I tried for 2 years to get these started from seed and last year's fall deluge finally did the trick. Awesome. Eryngium leavenworthii:

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Evening Garden

As the sun goes down the evening flowers begin to open and the garden becomes drenched in their overpowering fragrance:


Datura (this one was closing up after the sun came up, but I was still able to get a photo):

Mexican Tuberose. Their scent is strong during the day, but at night it is simply intoxicating:

Absynnian Glad. This one has a Datura-like smell, in my opinion, and the scent is very strong as night falls. Like the Tuberose, I can smell this one from the other side of the yard (40-50 feet away):

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Man! has it been hot lately. One hundred degrees+ every day. At least the melons are loving the heat....

Cantaloupe 'Northern Arizona' (the milk jug is for size comparison):

Watermelon "Moon and Stars":