Tuesday, July 31, 2007

the flowers of brugmansia 'pink beauty' start out ghostly white during the day, but by late evening they will be pink and tropically scented. here is the same plant the next day, with the two flowers pictured above on the right side of the plant. i am allowing a passion flower to climb the trunk of this brugmansia.

Monday, July 30, 2007

the square garden from our 2nd floor. on the left is a crape myrtle, a japanese maple is center, japanese blood grass is on the right. in the foreground is the alpine planter with pink alliums and other small flowering plants. here is a detail of the square garden with prostrate baby's breath in the foreground, alliums and then japanese blood grass in the background. luna is there on the left.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

busy bee on blue wave hydrangea

Saturday, July 28, 2007

"i'm going to put one bud into the air to see if it's the right temperature!"

Friday, July 27, 2007

arisaema activity! the deer came in last night and ate many things. i'll have to go out and spray smelly solutions on the plants today.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

many alliums are blooming now, these are in the square garden.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

hybrid lily 'sheherazade' is a phenomenal 8 feet tall and indestructable!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

buddeleia dark knight, which is really darker than this photo shows.

Monday, July 23, 2007

the japanese stewartia in bloom...

Friday, July 20, 2007

i know that all flower photos are just pornography, so in that vein, here is the seed head left by the southern evergreen magnolia flower. oh, also, i'm jazzed because my passion flowers have bourne fruit for the first time. i'll take a picture when they are ripe.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

hydrangea 'blue wave' is impressive this year, but hard to show in a photo.

Monday, July 16, 2007

trumpet lily 'summer palace' on a dewy morning

Sunday, July 15, 2007

mom's puppy, vasco, on our last visit! what a cutie!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

luna can be so shy...

Thursday, July 12, 2007

when my daughter saw this picture i took of aurelian lily 'white henryi' she said, "how could you take such a good picture when you are such a bad photographer?" our neighbors have a dilapidated shed that makes a rustic backdrop for the lilies.

Monday, July 09, 2007

yet another gorgeous daylily!

my northern friends, please be jealous of my crape myrtle!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

here's a pretty pink allium by mark mcdonough.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

passiflora in the morning sun...

Friday, July 06, 2007

this is show-off time for the day lillies!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

stokes' aster is blooming now...

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

one of my brother's friends, Mark McDonough, is breeding alliums for new colors. my brother gave me two of the early plants. here is one, which is a dusky canteloupe color, as it opens. i like alliums just as they open more than when they are fully blooming. this little umbel is about 2 inches long. Mark's website is http://www.plantbuzz.com/.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

ok, you are probably tired of this arisaema, but i am in love with taking its picture!

Monday, July 02, 2007

The day lilies and roses are showing off again!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

the passion flowers are blooming on the deck now...
this one is called pura vida, and is my favorite.