Friday Miscellany

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Gomphrena 'Pink Zazzle'.  I'm confused as to whether or not this is an annual.  They wanted a long-lived-perennial-price for it at the garden center.     
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Pentas love heat.  Butterflies love Pentas.
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Pentas and butterflies love what they love.  I love how the sun lights up grass. 
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The sun lights up other stuff nicely, too. 
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The sun turns Leucadendrons into stained glass.
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Cordylines, too.  
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The sun helps us see the fuzz on the Anigozanthos:
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The sun makes Pittosporum 'Silver Sheen' look like it's been chromed.  
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This is a "hardy Hibiscus", maybe?  Whatever a "hardy Hibiscus" is--Malvaceae?  I've killed this one a couple of times.  I'll enjoy it at the garden center, where it belongs. 
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Nice fountain.  Too expensive, though.
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And there's 'Pope John Paul II' again, enjoying the heat which has unfortunately returned for another round.  For hopefully no so long.   
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  1. Ah, Leucadendrons are so fabulous, but also not hardy for us in the PNW. I wish they were. I'm already bringing a banana in for the winter, I don't think I have room for a shrub. But if I ever get a greenhouse, a Leucadendron will be one of the first plants I buy!

    Sorry you're suffering yet again from unbearable heat.

    1. Don't we all want a greenhouse? I want a greenhouse, and it barely even frosts here, perhaps once every 10 years. It's the atmosphere they impart, I think. Lush and vibrantly alive, but protected.

      Though my friend in Vancouver wants one simply to be warm in the winter.

      The weatherman apparently exaggerated, it's decent today. Maybe tomorrow will be horrid.

  2. I think the Hibiscus is H. acetosella 'Haight Ashbury." I killed mine too but I have a H. acetosella 'Mahongany Splendor' that's been with me 1.5 years in a pot. It doesn't have the same as much leaf variegation as 'Haight Ashbury,' appears hardier and cost a while lot less...

    1. So many plants, so little time. One I'll never get to again. You don't get horrific Santa Ana winds, do you? I think that's what did it in here.

    2. Oh, yes, we get Santa Anas that dry your skin up the moment you walk out the door. I'm not sure that had anything to do with the sudden death of my 'Haight Ashbury' but maybe...

  3. Yep, I'm with Alison on the beautiful Leucadendron species -want, want, want, but can't grow here.
    I want a greenhouse so I can warm up and steam quietly with the tropical plants.

  4. Gorgeous photos dear Hoover, I love how the light accentuates the beauty of plants and grasses.
    xoxoxo ♡

  5. The Leucadendrons looks great in that light.


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