Besides the unexpected bounty of peppers, some of the landscaping has seen fit to bless us with a flower show. So I thought I'd pass along the blessing.
|Pink and Red Turk's Cap, just off the back deck.|
|The actual "caps". Hummingbirds love these.|
|Turk's Cap fruit. Edible, but not tasty except in tea.|
|Care for a cuppa?|
|I was too late to catch the moonflowers before they started closing up for the morning. They bloom at night...|
|...and have taken over the end of the house.|
|"Yellow Bells" Esperanza...against a 6' fence. It's usually full of very busy, very happy bumble bees.|
|No, the tree isn't blooming: it's dead. But the Coral Vine I planted at the base of it has climbed and done a nice job of decorating, don't you think?|
|One of my all-time favorites...Asters. Bees love these too, and so do the butterflies.|
|Cardinal Creeper...creeping up the carport.|
|Cardinal creeper up close: more hummingbird food.|
|This is "Old Man's Beard" clematis, a Texas Native...|
|The flowers are insignificant, but the seed heads make up for it.|
So...that's the tour. I love living in a place where we can grow stuff all year long!