Sunday, August 25, 2013

Blooming this Week

A lot going on this week - blooms galore and as you will see at the end.... a little news.
Golden Saguaro, Neobuxbaumia polylopha
The Golden Saguaro, Neobuxbaumia polylopha, earlier in the morning.
The bloom is opened up more. This is such a beautiful bloom in person.  The cactus is about 4 1/2 feet tall so it is hard to see the tops of it but it is stunning, they are stunning.  
caesalpinia pride of barbados
The Caesalpinia, Pride of Barbados are blooming like crazy.  We have two large clumps along the fence lines that are in full bloom and beautiful. 
salvia silkes dream
The Salvia 'Silke's Dream' are vibrant red and very popular with the hummingbirds this week.
cassia corymbosa
The Cassia corymbosa have busted into full bloom and are beautiful.  These are great little trees.  
The Monarchs are all over the Milkweed.  I love watching them- there are butterflies all over the place but I am partial to the Monarchs.
And here we have, well, he doesn't have a name yet.  I pick him up tomorrow.  I can't wait.  Name to follow soon.  It took me a while to be ready for another dog but I am and he is precious.  


  1. Congratulations on the precious new member of your family!

    You have so many blooms and they are all gorgeous. Love that cactus bloom!

    Thanks for the reminder about milkweed, I need to get some asap! I didn't realize there were so many monarchs around now.

    1. He's here and he's too sweet. Cooper. Yes, the Monarchs are all over (at least here in Austin but SA isn't far so I would think you had em too.)

  2. The Golden Saguaro bloom is gorgeous! You have so many beautiful blooms. Good to hear you are seeing Monarchs. I haven't seen any of them in my garden.

    Congrats on your little puppy. He is so adorable!

    1. Thanks!!! He's very sweet. He's snoozing right now.

  3. He is just adorable. I wonder if he will get to enjoy all your lovely blooms.

  4. What a sweet little puppy face! He looks very huggable! Enjoy!

  5. He looks adorable and your flowers are gorgeous, really love that cactus.


    1. Thanks! The cactus are stunning in person as well. If only the blooms stayed open longer.

  6. Awww... that puppy is so cute! I love the flowers on the Caesalpinia