Every growing thing raised it`s head in relief , too.
I`m still stuck on Eryngo, especially now that the Leavenworth is putting on it`s first flowers. I`m trying to be patient for the deep purple this plant will become. It has been so fun nursing this one along.
The gardens sloping down to the pool are so perked up, city water only keeps plants alive, the rain makes them Jump .
Near the pool, note the Little Bluestem spiking behind the fence and some freshly dug LBS in the pots.
I began digging a new bed area this morning in a spot that lost a lot of turf in `11. The recent rain made this possible. That is a new firebush in the ground there. I have such a large open area surrounding the house that I am hoping that creating another large planting bed will help to break up the view and , of course, give me more places to put my insatiable appetite for plants. This shot gives a good view of our sandy soil, great for digging and draining but lacking in moisture holding capabilty and short on nutrients.
The Yellow Bunny Ears cactus, Opuntia microdasys, responded to the rain by putting on a bunch of new pads.
The plantings all around the house are so happy with the clean moisture. Here`s hoping you get rain where you are. I`ll leave you with a shot of narrowleaf zinnia in the front island bed.. A great trade for a couple of packets of seed !