Monday, August 27, 2012

Late summer floral fireworks

Zinnias in the veggie bed are still going strong IMG_5387
Red spider lily
Impending explosion of datura blooms (tonight or tomorrow)
IMG_5377 IMG_5366 Gomphrena and hibiscus at Shoal Creek Nursery (may have to borrow this idea for next year) IMG_1471

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Mysteries in shades of pink

This flower survived the foundation work last summer and came up in the same spot. IMG_1475
The girlie pink frills are so unexpected in a survivor plant (probably helps that it's near the AC unit). I have no idea what it is. Double vinca? IMG_1477
When I got back into town a week and a half ago, one of the last two watermelons looked like this: P1020982
A couple of days later, it looked like this: P1020988
And the other one (raccoons?): P1020994
Less mysterious, Benary's Giant zinnias in pale pink: P1020979 P1020981
And hot pink:
Who knew that pink would be the signature shade of a late summer garden in Austin? Or that we'd have rain and cooler weather in mid-August? I love surprises!