Got another good rain last night, so everything was a little weighed down by waterdrops this morning. But oh so happy! Here is the Natchez crape myrtle with firebush and Gregg's mist blooming in the background.
Firecracker fern (love how some of the pale yellow blooms have a streak of red)
Long view of the crape myrtle and the top of the vegetable garden. The paler of the pink zinnias is now 4' tall.
Cigar plant with Black Knight butterfly bush in the background.
Mexican petunias don't need much, but they are loving this rain.
And pre-rain, the Aztec Sun tithonia (Mexican sunflowers) started blooming. It's pretty, but I wish I had planted the deep orange ones.
Cosmos are made for summer. The tithonia (right) has crowded out the colorful little zinnias with its big, soft foliage.
And this morning after the rain (I've been propping them back up with a chair, and they recover nicely)
This week has been the week of datura blooms.
The datura is potted but here is masquerading as a landscape plant. All ten of these bloomed on one night and the scent from my back steps was amazing.
These little yellow rain lilies have been popping up all week.
Moving on to fruits and veggies, my nephew was excited about the watermelon harvested last Sunday. And I was, too! This one had a really lovely, complex flavor and sweetness.
I've run through all my small tomato ideas...
For more gardens, visit May Dreams Gardens. Happy Bloom Day!