Almost a month ago I expressed hope that the Protea flowers were about to open. The buds are bigger, fatter, prettier, but not any more open. Oh well. The wait continues.
New (small) project: redoing the section containing all the Agave augustifolias (two now bloomed-out) and some jammed-together Agave desmetianas.
This bit, roughly:
My blow-off-the-driveway-guy was going to do it. While I was waiting for him, I started. Filled two 96 gallon bins quickly.
The miracle July rain must have prompted Agave stricta to bloom.
Cleared out. I thought about duplicating the triangle of 'Bright Star' for a bit of symmetry to the lower left of Leucadendron linearfolia, using 'Joe Hoak's instead. The color is nearly identical, the plant size roughly so, and I have several 'Joe Hoak's already.
While the area is empty, Lagerstroemia 'Dynamite' will distract. October is planting time. August is not.
Something to enjoy, while waiting for Proteas.