I will buy about 10 of these little Zinnia linearis 'Crystal White' next year. They take the heat and bloom by the hundreds!
My favorite view of the garden this month with mixtures of flowers, grasses, agaves, and palms.
The rock rose has bloomed all summer and I love the way it looks on the stone wall.
Another view of rock rose about a month ago with the Rudbeckia in the background.
We had a new butterfly visitor this month from the tropical Rio Grande valley.
It's called an Antillean or Cearunus Blue, Hemiargus ceraunus.
It had its wings open once and of course I didn't have my camera!
It's in the Hairstreak family.
This was my first summer with Spanish lavender and we are now the best of friends!
I found some seeds from a local castor bean tree and the babies are finally growing. Here it is next to some lime green coleus and the Spanish lavender. The deep green penta leaves add a nice backdrop.
Foliage can be just a nice as flowers!
And finally, the purple lantana has taken an early vacation this month, so we will just have to enjoy the textures and subtle blues of the agaves & prickly pear from here on out.
That's it for this month. But before I go, I want mention two things. First, please visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens for more garden blooming fun. And second, many of the flowers blooming this month were given to me by Cindy at My Corner of Katy. It is so nice to have friends that know the local flowers and enjoy trading plants. Perhaps you have some nice garden neighbors willing to trade. Try it! :0)
Thanks for stopping by!