Actually, I think Memorial Day is Sunday. Monday is just the holiday..?
I used to have a chair over here where the 'Mandan' squash is, but I'm pretty happy sitting on the upside-down flower pot.
What I see when I'm sitting there:
I was sneezing a lot today, and I blame this guy, Bartlettina sordida.
It's hard to get it in a picture, but I've been enjoying the bright green runner bean foliage growing up braided twine ropes in front of Bartlettina.
Planting Crinum bulbispermum so close to Beschorneria rigida was an error. The gray strappy, bladed foliage is much too similar to be juxtaposed like that. I don't know what I was thinking.
I'm not as offended by the dahlia coming up next to the Beschorneria, but I would still be happier with a dark-foliaged dahlia, which is what I thought I planted. Not so much, apparently.
On the other side of all that is a spreading orange Senecio that I'm loving.
It has gray foliage. Or white, or silver. Whatever.
Speaking of gray foliage, I kinda like the Campanula portenschlagiana trailing into neighboring Kalanchoe beharensis that caught my eye here in the nursery area. Those two might be nice in a pot together.
There are some exciting seedlings here too that I will have to do something with some day. Banksia seminuda:
And another kabocha squash. I'll need to come up with a plan for this one soon.
Once upon a time (not very long ago) this Fuchsia boliviana 'alba' was a seedling in my nursery area.
Now it's a mature woody plant with an exfoliating trunk.
Here's a younger Fuchsia boliviana that I also grew from seed, next to a potted begonia tuber that hasn't sprouted yet. There's a flower market near the courtroom where I have jury duty. I bought a few bags of tumbled glass there last week ($2.49 ea).
Mostly tho', I grow small things from seed, like this blazing star (Mentzelia lindleyi)
Or this birds eye (Gilia tricolor)
with turquoise-blue pollen.
I did some clean-up work around the octopus agave (Agave vilmoriniana). It was all covered with dried grasses and spent wildflowers.
Nearby, I see some daffodil seeds were dropped, or maybe eaten? Or both.