Tuesday View

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This week's Tuesday View actually says quite a bit about the garden just now.  The summer blooming plants, such as Pennisetum and Catharanthus, are still blooming freely.  The plants that like temperatures just a little milder -- the miniature roses and Perovskia, as well as Eremophila hygrophana -- have exploded into full flower as well.  And Muhlenbergia "Regal Mist" is just opening its autumn glory.

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Muhlenbergia capillaris "Regal Mist is unfurling its first few plumes.

With temperatures that would scream "summer" in most temperate gardens, we are seeing the first few flowers of autumn in the desert.


The roses are pleased.

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Miniature roses at the front of the South Border

I hope you can feel the difference in the garden.  It is palpable when I walk outside, if a little hard to express fully in pictures.  


Joining with Cathy at Words and Herbs for a weekly look at a single spot in the garden...

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Perovskia atriplicifolia with Pennisetum setaceum rubrum... This is a shot I forgot to add when assembling my GBBD post; it seemed perfect for inclusion in this week's view of the South Border.

Weather Diary: Fair; High: 89 F (32 C)/Low: 62 F (17 C); Humidity: 20%-62%

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Comments: 4 (Discussion closed)
  • #1

    Cathy (Wednesday, 19 October 2016 01:32)

    I can notice the difference Amy, with more colour and the lovely plumes of the grasses. I really do love that Pennisetum. And your roses are flowering so nicely too! Thanks for sharing your view again!

  • #2

    Kris P (Wednesday, 19 October 2016 12:19)

    I'm glad your temperatures are winding down, Amy. I wish my Eremophila hygrophana was doing half as well as yours.

  • #3

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Thursday, 20 October 2016 00:22)

    Cathy - The grasses have been quite a discovery for me in this border, so much so that I'm adding a couple to the East Border this week as well... ;-) Thanks so much for hosting this theme; it's been a helpful tool!

  • #4

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Thursday, 20 October 2016 00:27)

    Kris - I don't know why there would be a difference with the Eremophila. Mine is growing in a half day's shade, which probably helps. Hope yours improves soon!