Sunday morning sunrise
Rain is predicted for overnight Sunday into Monday--rain, the Southern California gardener's equivalent of Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year's Eve combined. Our rainfall since April has amounted to 0.25" (6 mm), so anything we get will be very much appreciated. The barrels, tubs, and buckets are in place.
Fill 'um up!
Cutting back, moving plants, and clean up continues in the garden. Six feet off the top of Hydrangea 'Shooting Stars'. The general advice for Hydrangeas is that they don't really need pruning, but it would take much more garden space to accommodate their size here. Don't have it.
The Aloes provide distracting beauty.
Aloe ferox (white form)
Aloe vanbalenii up close
Aloe capitata hybrid just about to start opening:
Aloe ferox (coral red form)
Even Aloes not in bloom, like Aloe aculeata in the blueish winter sunrise light:
Indoors, a Ficus lyrata growth check. August, at repotting:Yesterday. The two windows enable it to get both morning and late afternoon light. Purchased in March, just at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic shut downs, it was only about 2' tall, and 30% off.
That's enough houseplants. Back outdoors, purchased some weeks ago, Leucadendron 'More Silver' and another Centaurea ragusina. Having killed the first 'More Silver' last year, I get two more tries. I'm going to try splitting a previously purchased, and much loved C. ragusina, so a spare, in case the split kills the first.