Foliage While Waiting
Above: Agave marmorata with raindrops
A look at foliage while waiting for the rain (yes, more!) to abate. This is a happy wait. Also waiting for the green waste bins to be emptied so I can do some more pruning and clean up. That is an impatient wait.
Garden magic in a barrel:
Echeveria 'Imbricata' at a different angle
I moved the Drimia maritima, Giant White Squill, from the west slope to the front (south) slope at exactly the wrong time last year: when it was just waking up and leafing out. The emerging foliage stopped emerging and died. The bulbs did not bloom in August as they usually do. I thought I'd killed the bulbs, but it turned out they were simply recovering. Our generous rainfall this season brought the foliage back.
Two bulbs just visible between two Agave 'Joe Hoak':
One higher and even drier further up the slope:
I moved Aloe dorotheae out of a very nice pot it had completely filled, and into the ground, choosing the spot without considering the Senecio mandraliscae nearby. The Aloe had not reddened up due to sun exposure so it was still mostly green. A surprise, therefore, seeing them together, with the Aloe now this arresting coral:
No rain predicted for tomorrow, and the green waste bins will be emptied. One out of two is okay.