Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Last year at this time, I see that I posted about Golden Splendor trumpet lilies (above) and various annuals performing equally splendidly in their chosen positions. However, I am a stickler about these GBBD posts (somewhat) and I do feel that the images should be of flowers blooming where one can see them on that date. So, though I am positive they are blooming, I cannot see my Golden Splendors.
What I can see are these nice yellow flowers (above), bursting from some opuntia (prickly pear cactus) at the cottage next door, and—everywhere—the magnificent inflorescence of the yucca. I congratulate the owners of our beach rental; they have done a splendid job infusing the dunes with a good variety of hardy and I think mostly native plants. Apparently yuccas can be grown as far north as Canada, though I can’t see them on the GWI property. They just wouldn’t fit in.
And I must also comment that I’d hate gardening in the desert, and enduring these 90plus temps away from the ocean breezes. Snowy winters seem infinitely preferable. And yet—a view like this (below) seems worth forsaking all my Golden Splendors—at least for a few days.
As always, thanks Carol/May Dreams gardens for starting this lovely garden blogging tradition.