Satiated with butterflies I was beginning to neglect showing what is growing and blooming.
Cymbopogon citratus Lemon Grass
Descriptions of Lemon Grass always mention that it is used in Thai cooking.
Rarely there is mention of its lemon taste that even attracts my pets who chew it.
I did not come easily to using grasses in the garden, having grown up with the notion of grasses being 'weedy.' The trick is to make them look intentional. Here they form a border edge.
Madagascar Periwinkles plant themselves annually.
Plans for the south side of the greenhouse did not come together exactly
as planned. Copious rains melted Sweet William, of which very few plants
survive. White Pentas did very well, the few planted.
White Lantana is a hit. I rooted 6 last winter and let them die for lack of watering.
Started over with one and now there are 3 plants in the bed and
4 extras yet to plant.
Pentas! I've changed from favoring the reds and
bright pinks to white and pale pink.
Purple Alternanthera planted itself here. The greenhouse is full of it. Time to cut it back. It is a
grand filler and foil for pale greens, toughter than Coleus and can stand a drought.
Chartreuse Alternanthera with Graptopetalum, Periwinkles and a leggy
Datura. Chartreuse Alternanthera, the trade calls it yellow.
Red Spotted Purple