We have to enjoy this now, because I'm not sure if we're going to have it again next year or not.
Kirsten says you don't get a sense of its true size on the blog. (She obviously wants me to put more pictures of her on the blog.)
Another wildflower, newly blooming. Mentzelia lindleyi, Blazing Star. I'm at a complete loss for how to describe its fragrance except to say that it's good.
The Carpenteria californica is blooming now too. Its fragrance is like vanilla.
Squash is blooming in the vegetable garden.
And the peas are just huge. Daily tip-pinching is vital to keep them under control.
I made some new acquisitions today at Dry Garden in Oakland. Or maybe Berkeley. Aloe polyphylla. It seems like it was always just a matter of time before I got one of these.
And I bought a small agave. The guy said it won't get more than a foot wide, or so. Agave verschaffeltii. (If you've seen a picture of its inflorescence, please point me to it.)
And one more thing, this Abutilon.
At this point, I think I'm well-stocked to replace the foxgloves when they go down. 'Apricot Beauty' is a real stretch for the name.