Summer is much less floriferous in my garden than spring, but there are a few stalwarts that shine: this is among the best!
|Escobaria sneedii v. leei|
Wouldn't you know,the most perfect plant in my garden wasn't even grown by me: this is a gift from Sandy Snyder, who knew how much I admired this pot and gave it to me when she sold her house a few months ago. I never cease to be amazed that such a local plant in nature (growing only in Carlsbad National Park) has proved so hardy: the container stays outdoors year around.
Hope this will be hardy. I want to grow lots more of it next year--it blooms for weeks and makes a spectacle!
|Brodiea californica 'Babylon'|
|Lilium 'Orange Marmalade'|
|Gnarly Verbascum bonbycinum|