A very happy summer!
I admit I was very pouty last summer about having no blooms except from good ol' Lemon Drop. Thank goodness for all you great growers--and photographers--who take the time to post pics for us all to enjoy! You all are wonderful, so let me give you a bit of Monday eye-candy.
Here is one that Nancy Willis talked me into. Goodness, she is a beautiful and charming lady who could sell ice to Eskimos! I'm so happy she talked me into this beauty. It's done very well in our climate, with big ol' blooms! CA or Bud's Sally:
And I do not have small hands! She even smells a bit like roses earlier in the day, then spicier in the evening.
She's firing on both big tips:
And here is another wonderful pink, Maverick, firing on both tips:
I've discovered Dazzler is too dazzled by our hot Texas sun, so I've had to move her to afternoon shade. The flower takes a full day to go from this:
She fades very fast in full afternoon sun:
I think I'll put her in-ground next summer and see if that helps.
Here is the wonderful-smelling NOID red from my neighbor:
And this one I've been waiting on excitedly:
Can you guess what it is?
Turned away from the camera:
A very distinctive look to the inflo and bloom, right?
She's still a little shy this morning, lol. Emily, you just missed this one:
And just because she's so spectacular:
And I may be majoring in plumeria, but I'm minoring in desert roses:
I thought I was failing at my minor, but I've pulled through this semester, lol. Santa Claus:
Gratuitous photo of Big Yellow Beast, blooming on five tips now:
That's it everyone. Happy Monday!