Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Welcome To Rosie's Garden.

After an afternoon rain,
I took a walk through my garden
and found this little treasure on my elephant ear.

With all the rain we've had,
mushrooms are popping up everywhere.
I wonder if this is edible.

This is an interesting cluster.

More shrooms.
I'm thinking of a lovely mushroom risotto for Mr. Hawthorne.

 Castor bean plant, Ricinus communis.
According to the 2007 edition of the
Guinness Book of World Records,
this plant is the most poisonous in the world.
Poisoning occurs when animals chew and ingest the seeds,
which contain the poison ricin..

 Do you know what these are?

They're castor bean seeds.
I was thinking of a nice bean salad for Mr. Hawthorne.

Oh my.
I hope nothing happens to Mr. Hawthorne
anytime soon.
I think I might be suspect
if anyone reads this post.

My hibiscus.

Black and blue salvia.

I have a bench in the back right.

A calming area.

Obedient plant, Physostegia virginiana.

This spreads rapidly and transplants easily.


Rudbeckia or black-eyed Susan.

Leopard plant, Farfugium japonicum, aka Ligularia.
Fatsia japonica.
I learned from Wiki that "fatsia"
is an approximation of the old Japanese word for "eight"
(hachi in modern Japanese),
referring to the eight lobes on the leaves.


Transplanted ruellia.
It has pretty purple petunia-like flowers.


Dill and basil.


My fountain.

Dill and cilantro for another batch of pickles we're making.

Hot little firecrackers.

Moon plant.



Lemon cucumbers.
They're yellow and shaped like lemons.
Plenty of blooms, but only one fruit so far.

My herb garden.

This is ruellia.

I like the contrast with the yellow rudbeckia in the background.

One of my favorite zinnias.
Love the red.

Obedient plant.
I think I'll go sit on the bench for a while
and enjoy life.

I'm sitting on the bench ...

...  enjoying my Physostegia virginiana.

Pretty little purple verbena
from a wildflower mix I threw out last fall.

Verbena next to white allysum.

A brisk wind this afternoon
blew the ruellia blossoms into the pool.

Glass pond with foxgloves and fulgurite.

That little alyssum on the left
is growing out of a hole in the fulgurite.

Sweet potatoes.

Those are all cilantro seedlings.

I love using different textures in the garden.


My moonflower vine going up trellis.

Driftwood and more fulgurite.


Zinnias in front of one big-ass-paragus plant.

My succulent garden.

1 comment:

Marilyn said...

Lovely. But you are killing me here. Or rather the drought is killing me. Take your pick.