So Back Into The House I Scurried

Hot morning, hot day, scurry out and look around, scurry back inside.  
Fescue and Abelia:
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Orange rose in orange light, 'Louise Clements':
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Grasshoppers usually get decapitated here.  This one got a pass for a photo.  I'll get you later, buddy:
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Multiple round shapes are pleasing.  Yucca linearfolia, Agave 'Blue Glow', Dasylirion longissima:
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Aloe plicatilis had a good summer:
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So did Aloe vanbalenii.  This is a summer-water Aloe.  It's nearly a meter across.  Where are the offsets?  Not yet.  I love the reddish edges on the foliage:
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Here's what Aloe vanbalenii looked like in March of 2011, right after I moved it to this spot.  It's recovered from the move.  Before:
A. vanbalenii, a little sad after a transplant, but it's recovering.
 
This seedling day lily has glorious rich color.  In late spring it is a blotchy disappointment, but it obviously adores early fall, and in early fall, I adore it:
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'Mrs. B. R. Cant' also has had a deep rich color these past few days.  In spring, it's nearly white:
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Salvia chamaedryoides at sunrise:
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Salvia 'Ultra Violet' as the sun gets a little higher:
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Carex happy, Bell Peppers still happy, too:
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'Secret Garden Musk Climber' will be pretty until the sun hits it and it turns into brown crumble:
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Old Calandrinia flower buds are brown crumble, but have a charming shape:
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The light was hitting Geranium 'Rozanne', while the Carex and Dahlia were only lightly touched.
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I have plants that need to go into the ground, but it won't happen for a few more days.  The sun was hammering me hard, so back into the house I scurried.  Or ambled.  Too hot to scurry. 

 

Comments

  1. I love the Aloe vanbalenii. Mine is a lot smaller so looking forward to it growing!

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  2. Unseasonably hot, or is this normal for this time of year?

    Is the Yucca linearifolia in front in that photo with the Agave and Dasylirion, or in back?

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    1. Yes, linearfolia in front, Agave in middle, Dasylirion in back.

      Pretty normal, but we've had like 9 weeks straight of heat with perhaps 2 days of relief in all that time--that's not typical, so we're all just ummm...burnt out on heat... ;-)

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  3. Just think of your non-winter to come! Not bad with all that heat, since you aren't in Phoenix - they all have AC everywhere, and are used to 2-3 months of that. Really, your plants look just fine. The Yucca linearifolia I've seen growing nicely in El Paso, and I may have to try it there or even up here?

    That Ultra-Violet Salvia may be what I saw along a neighbor's patio.

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  4. How perfectly symmetrical and lovely are the agaves!

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    1. Yes, I often wonder, did they influence the Aztecs and Mayans in their art and architecture?

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  5. Glorious garden images dear Hoover, everything looks wonderful.
    xoxoxo ♡

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