Favorite Plant Of The Week

No, not this one:
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I've been ill.  Nothing life-threatening, but painful--very painful--requiring doctor visits and lots and lots of pills, making me mentally foggy and good for neither gardening nor blogging.  I should be better in a few weeks.  In the mean time...fog.  
At least this is visible:
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I have been meaning to join the Danger Garden "Favorite Plant This Week" meme.  Here's my chance--I think I can get just that much done.  In a foggy way.  
Mentally, it's been like this:
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A plant that blooms briefly, just once a year, seems an appropriate choice for a favorite this week.  How about Yucca 'Bright Star'?
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Yet there is also Urginea maritima, the Cate Blanchette-as-Galadriel of flowers:
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 photo fav9522_zps3ef6b5ee.jpg There is also the great new-to-me-this-year Salvia, 'Wendy's Wish', which arrived blooming, and which is still blooming.  
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Although this new Dahlia started blooming the last week of April, and is still going.
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Then there are the ever-reliables.  Plants that year in and year out, perform like champs.  Don't they deserve recognition?
For example,  Saliva 'Ultra Violet'...
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...maybe an Aloe...
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...or the always blooming 'Tamora'.
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What about the Greatly Improved?  
'Cinco de Mayo'
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All plants that look fetching this week.  But in the end I must choose our twin Lagerstroemia 'Dynamite's.  They just look great.  I thought (agonized) about my selection of Cercis replacements for so long, and to have the selection be a good one (apparently) is downright joy.
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  1. All of the flowers are beautiful dear Hoover, your garden is a picture of colours and textures. I am very sorry that you are ill and in pain, I hope you will recover quickly and be well again very soon.
    xoxoxo ♡

  2. Being sick sucks! Hope you're back to sharpness soon. That Lagerstroemia IS dynamite! Is it one of those crape myrtles that have lovely peely bark too?

    1. Thank you Alison. Time will tell on the lovely peely bark. I hope so...

  3. I am sorry to hear you're feeling poorly and in pain. Hopefully it won't last as long as a "few weeks"...

    As for your fav...WOW! Beautiful, and a wonderful photograph too. You can photograph better foggy than a lot of people who have clear heads.

  4. O what a variety of beautiful flowers. I have never heard of the Urginea maritima before, but it's a wonderful flower. Last picture of the Lagerstroemia is gorgeous too. What a choice you have in your sub tropical area. Hope you are feeling better now and are not in pain. Wish you all the best and a quick recovery.

  5. I'm sorry to hear that you're in pain and foggy with meds. Still, you managed a lovely post. Re your choice of a favorite plant, your "problem" seems to be that you have too much to choose from. In contrast, I'm having difficulty coming up with anything that excites me this week. Although I love your choice of the Crape Myrtles, I was please to see Salvia 'Ultra Violet' on your post - I was looking at it just yesterday on High Country Garden's site and wondering how it would perform here.

    I hope you're feeling better soon.

    1. Thank you Kris. 'Ultra Violet' has exceeded expectations and doesn't get too large. These are impeccable virtues, no?

  6. I love that crape myrtle. I confess I'm on a bit of a crape myrtle jag this month, so it fits right in. Hope you're soon back to normal and gardening like the dynamo I know (like Loree said, your foggy photos are still better than most peoples clear-headed!)

    1. Thank you Maid. Not only do I love that crepe myrtle--I think I'm IN love with it. Obsessed!

  7. Oh Hoov, sick is bad, pain is bad. I hope Mr Hoov is attending to your every need and the puppies are keeping a respectful distance. The Crepe Myrtle is an oo-la-la !

  8. So very sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. Hope you get well soon.

    this is a beautiful post and that last photo of the Crepe Myrtle is fabulous!

  9. Your fiery 'Dynamite' is gorgeous, but you had me at Tamora, I love those sunset colors. I hope you are all fixed up soon, and out of the fog.


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