Saturday, July 24, 2010


Well, it's the weekend. It's hot, it's been stormy, and I can't think of a thing to write about. When I plan posts, I usually take a lot of photographs to go along with them, and I seldom use them all. Sometimes, an old photograph will prove useful for a later post, but most of the time they go unseen. Which is too bad, because some of them are pretty nice.

So without further ado, here are some pictures I took for posts in June and July that ended up unused.

Houseplants and Succulents:

By mid-June, my Neoregelia 'Zoe' which had been mostly green and white, was definitely showing a nice rosy blush

Peach and Red Hibiscus rosa-sinensis in bloom

Three shots of my succulents outdoors. The large Aloe in the third picture is supposed to be Aloe vera, but I'm not 100% sure. I do love how it colors up in the sun.

Adeniums. I think the one on the left is A. obesum and the one to the right is A. arabicum.

More uncertainty. I've always thought that this was Aloe dichotoma, but I am open to the possibility that it may be A. ramosissima.

Three pots of Crassula 'Campfire'

From my Outdoor Garden:

Linum lewisii (Flax) in June. I am completely smitten with that ever-so-rare shade of blue. It is still blooming intermittantly now, but its peak is over.

Coreopsis verticillata. I think this cultivar is 'Zagreb'

Rubeckias and Echinaceas in my Coneflower bed

Another view, showing most of the bed

Last but never least, (if you ask him, he's the Most) Peppermint enjoying the garden.


CactusMcHarris said...

Madam K,

Fab plants there! It's finally very hot here - I've retreated to the oasis of the computer after digging holes

You should be open to that Aloe's ID, because that's what it is. A.r. branches early - A.d. does not.

Julie said...

Three cheers for the three little pots of Crassula 'Campfire'!!!!!

Everything is so beautiful, inside and out! I love coneflowers!!!

Ivynettle said...

Love the Linum - blue flowers are just so beautiful!

And the 'Campfire' Crassula is nice (even though I don't like succulents).

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Wonderful photos! Those flowers are outstanding. I bet it smells wonderful. And the succulents look great. Definitely looks aloe vera. Those crassula pots are outstanding!