Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bee in the trumpet

Last night my potted brugmansia (aka angel's trumpet) bloomed for the first time in months; the scent when it first opens is amazing, but this fuzzy visitor doesn't seem to mind the morning-after pollen.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: August 2011

Not much color in the garden these days, except for green and brown; but since it's the last Bloom Day before I move, I thought I'd share a few images. From the top: rock rose, chaste tree (this has been a dependable source of nectar all summer for the bees), the front garden (the chaste tree is on the right, mountain laurel thriving on the left), basil flowers, and oregano blooms (really, these are flowers, though they look more like foliage). I know it's still a month or two away, but I'm looking forward to the end of the blazing heat. Sigh.

To see what's blooming in less fried gardens around the world, visit May Dreams Gardens where Carol hosts Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.