Out To Look Around

 The Jackhammering racket next door appears to be complete.  I got outside Sunday to look around in peaceful near silence. 

Eremophila glabra 'Fire And Ice'
 The garden looked like both March (scattered flowers everywhere) and December (battered foliage), but felt like September (warm and dry).

A Hummingbird enjoying Agave 'Blue Glow' nectar, flew off before I could get a good photo.
 Gorgeous fresh new Hydrangea flowers
 A scattering of Clematis...
 ...and plenty of roses.
 But Shasta Daisies?  Not typical for late November, even here.
 Especially with a touch of Autumn color on the Lagerstromia foliage. 
 And Aloe cameronii flower stems emerging.
Aloe vanbalenii, too.
  Planted a beautiful Agave...uh...potatorum?  Guadalajarana?  No matter, it's a beauty. 
 The Leucophyllum on the front slope must have sensed me admiring a neighbor's Leucophyllum last week.  It had burst into glorious bloom. 
 Hope your Sunday was as lovely!

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  1. Lovely! Happy for you that the jack hammering is over... Hope you get to enjoy the quiet for the rest of the week too!

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    1. It's quite today also. My ear drums are thankful.

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  2. So beautiful to see what your garden is bringing at the moment. Wonderful.
    Have a wonderful week ahead.

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  3. Beautiful pictures! It seems the cool days of autumn brings new life to your garden after the summer heat, I am now facing the opposite situation: days get hotter and hotter and some plants resent that.. I love the your lilac clematis, this gives me hope of having one in my garden I always thought they disliked hot climate because nurseries never sell them here, I really need one! Hydrangeas are among my favourite plants, yours look splendid in that shell pink color. Have great week!

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    1. Could actually do better for you, Clematis, because you have summer humidity (and rain?). They like moisture, more than we can provide here. Hope you can find one--look for the Viticella hybrids...

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  4. You've got a lot of lovely goings on in your garden! I love the gray-leaved Eremophila. I've had a smattering of blooms on my Shasta daisies too but nothing as profuse as your plants are showing. It was almost cold here today (!) and the humidity was high, which was a welcome change after I'd been nearly mummified by the dry conditions that accompanied Thanksgiving - the marine layer crept in slowly yesterday, eventually blanketing the area and even "turning off" the harbor lights last night. I also note that rain has crept back into AccuWeather's extended forecast!

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    1. Yes, a return to cool weather is a relief. We had some fog, some drizzle...good stuff!

      Yeah, what are those Shasta daisies thinking, anyway?

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  5. Thank goodness you finally get to enjoy some silence and a lot of gorgeous plants in your garden!

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    1. Much to be thankful for, every day! It doesn't have to be saved up for the 4th Thursday in November.

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  6. Fabulous series of photos. What is the name of the gray plant with red flowers? Is it a California Fuchsia of some kind? I don't recognize it.

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    1. Eremophila glabra 'Fire And Ice'. Forgot to add that label, thanks for pointing that out. I will add.

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  7. What bliss when the pounding noise stops! Your koi must be relieved too.

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    1. "Bliss" is the exact right word! Koi are happy again. :)

      Hope your tree trimming neighbor is giving it a rest, too.

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  8. That 4th Thurs has come and gone but I must thank YOU for these glorious photos.

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  9. I don't know if I've told you, HB, I'm a Star Trek fan, and adore your subheading or whatever you call it for a blog. Every time I visit your site I have a chuckle. That Leucophyllum is particularly superb.

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    1. Every time we go to nursery or garden center, we're seeking out new life (if not new civilizations)! :^) Trek on!

      I had to look up what Blogger calls that; they call it "blog description".

      That Leucophyllum makes my heart sing.

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