Tuesday View

Tuesday view, miniature rose, small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers, photography

The big news for this week's Tuesday View is that the Perovskia has come back into full bloom.  This means it is humming with bees.

Tuesday view, perovskia, small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers, photography

In fact, I had to stand waiting with a bee laden flower stalk in my hand as I was cutting the flowers for yesterday's vase.


Also of note is the creamy pink miniature rose, now with a distinct pink hue and loaded with blooms.

Tuesday view, miniature rose, small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers, photography

Mixed in among the roses you may just see pale flowers of Salvia "Summer Jewels" (I think), which has now been transplanted between the two miniature roses.  It is looking a bit forlorn as I was so busy I forgot to trim it back when replanting it, but so far it looks set to survive the ordeal.


It is also a lovely time for Eremophila hygrophana near the upper end of the border.

Tuesday view, eremophila hygrophana, small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers, photography

And that is a quick glimpse of the South Border for the Tuesday View with Cathy at Words and Herbs.  Early October is a lovely time of year here!

Tuesday view, miniature rose, small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers, photography

Weather Diary: Fair; High: 84 F (29 C)/Low: 56 F(13 C); Humidity: 13%-43%

Comments: 12 (Discussion closed)
  • #1

    Cathy (Wednesday, 05 October 2016 03:20)

    Such a beautiful rose Amy! I suppose the Perovskia stops flowering in high summer in your region then? Wonderful that it has started again, like a second spring. I noticed a difference in the light in your photos, and I agree - October is a wonderful month! Enjoy!

  • #2

    Diana Studer (Wednesday, 05 October 2016 04:55)

    It is in Afrikaans but he shares your feeling
    'Oktober die mooiste, mooiste maand'
    and that is in South Africa's climate way down south


  • #3

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Wednesday, 05 October 2016 11:15)

    The Perovskia more or less stopped flowering, Cathy though there were generally a few bits of blue, and later it worried me as the flowering stalks seemed fasciated. But it looks totally back to normal now, so I think it was just stressed from our particularly long summer. And, yes, the light has indeed changed -- in a very lovely way!

  • #4

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Wednesday, 05 October 2016 11:23)

    I loved the poem, Diana - full of the verve of spring (not to mention the jacaranda pictures; that is the first tree I remember from childhood!) October is a time of new growth here anyway, so it all seems appropriate!

  • #5

    Kris P (Wednesday, 05 October 2016 14:57)

    I had the very same problem with bees this week, Amy - they stubbornly insist on going about their business even someone carries off "their" flowers. The cooler temperatures out you way must be wonderful. I hope you're fully enjoying the seasonal change.

  • #6

    Hollis Marriott (Wednesday, 05 October 2016 18:00)

    Congratulations, Amy. Blog looks nice ... as do your flowers!

  • #7

    Brian Skeys (Thursday, 06 October 2016 01:41)

    New blog looks good Amy will my follow by email carry on or do I have to sign up on the new website?

  • #8

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Thursday, 06 October 2016 02:20)

    The was no arguing with the most stubborn of those bees, Kris; she wasn't finished with her flower, and that was that! ;-) The temperatures are lovely right now, but I'm so acclimatised to the heat that I'm wearing sweatshirts at about 80° and feeling very tacky...

  • #9

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Thursday, 06 October 2016 02:54)

    Thanks very much, Hollis! :)

  • #10

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Thursday, 06 October 2016 02:58)

    Brian, thanks so much! I'm afraid you'll have to sign up on this site. I was hoping to get a smoother transition and it may be possible, but I haven't got it figured out at all...!

  • #11

    rusty duck (Thursday, 06 October 2016 12:57)

    I have you on Feedly, it works! Hurrah!

  • #12

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Thursday, 06 October 2016 13:57)

    Definitely hurrah! Thanks, Jessica :)