As I scanned my garden, I realized that there's suddenly a lot of pink!
|As I mentioned in my Wednesday Vignette, Albizia julibrissin is also now in full bloom|
|The flowers of Cotyledon orbiculata, more peach than pink, are also making a strong showing at the moment|
|Several of my roses have thrown out a bloom or two this week too. This is Rosa 'California Dreamin'. She's pretty but not vigorous.|
|Amaryllis belladonna, aka naked lady (left), has made an appearance, as has a single Lycoris squamigera, aka surprise lily (right). The Amaryllis were gifts from Tammy of Casa Mariposa years ago. I planted Lycoris bulbs in 2016 and this is the first bloom I've ever seen.|
Much of the flower action at the moment is in my cutting garden, which will probably be true until rain returns in October or November.
|The blooms of Dahlia 'Otto's Thrill' are absolutely huge. The view of this first bloom of the season is marred somewhat by the tomato cage I use to support the plant but the stem on this bloom is very short and I didn't have the heart to cut it.|
|Dahlia 'Hollyhill Karen Lee' didn't impress me when she first began to unfurl her petals but her appearance changes dramatically as she matures|
Not quite everything that caught my eye was a shade of pink.
|The Zinnias are kicking off at last. The first seeds I sowed were those of 'Benary's Giant Salmon Rose' and they're the first to bloom as well.|
|Last but not least is this noID Scaevola, which has the deepest purple color of any of these I've ever grown. Now, if I'd only kept the tag...|
That's it from me this week. Have a pleasant weekend!
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