Panorama of Upper Garden.
These views distort the actual view. The long bed at left is actually parallel to the road on the right.
West end of Upper Garden in Panorama View
Kniphofia, Purple Heart, Lantana and Vetiver Grass on left, Tropicals on right include Gingers, Stokesia edging and Hydrangeas at far right with azaleas behind. Pic below of Magnolia and others in far view.
Brugmansia and 'Little Gem' Magnolia
Magnolia blooms are so sturdy, with fragrance of lemons.
Persian Shield with dwarf Pentas coordinating.
Another Brugmansia across from Magnolia.
Rumble of thunder is in the distance. I think the last cloud passed us by but others are forming to the west.
When it isn't raining it's either too hot and humid to work outside or mosquitoes run me inside. Ordinarily we're mostly indoors in late July and all of August but most the weather is so dry we don't have so many weeds and grass to tend.
There were enough little seedling peaches today to make a small peach cobbler. My father in law loved peach pie and learned to make his own after MIL died. He used to use crescent rolls for his crust; I made oil pastry. He-who-mows and I ate half before I thought of a picture.