Monday, August 23, 2010

Angel Time

A peak around the corner from the parking area reveals the unmistakable star of the garden this past weekend~ Brugmansia, Angel's Trumpet. I'm not sure if this is a named Brug although it could very likely be 'Frosty Pink'. This plant was left in its large plastic pot against the house over winter a couple of years ago and to my surprise it has thrived ever since- having rooted thru the pot. Benign neglect paid off this once.

Hibiscus 'Red Flyer' is going to bless me with another bloom after taking a brief vacation.

We have lovely spent blooms~ these from the Pineapple Lily~

and future blooms such as these from Hibiscus grandiflorus being guarded by a Green Lynx spider.

A shady spot is always welcome.

My all around favorite garden plant~ Salvia. This is a seedling from S. farinacea 'Henry Duelberg' In its many different forms Salvia pulls my sprawled out garden beds together with something in bloom from start to finish of the growing season.


  1. My one and only angel trumpet vine has doing nothing, zilch...since last summer. I don't even know where it is in my garden , as it either died and I lost it's location or it is hiding , don't have a clue. They usually grow well here too, in the South.

  2. Your plants looks great. The heat and dry weather of the summer really took its toil on my garden. Carla

  3. Sometimes, our plants do better when we leave them alone. Lovely pictures! Salvia is such a reliable plant, isn't it?

  4. I have never heard of or seen a Pineapple Lily before. I think it is gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by my blog, too. :)

  5. I've had the pleasure tonight of walking by the Angel's Trumpets a couple of times- such a heavenly scent at night. Anyone who entertains in the evening outdoors in the South needs one of these nearby♥