6/1/12

In My Garden this Friday

It's still coolish around here and things in the garden are again surprising me!  Some of you would say the 90s aren't cool, but low 90s in this arid climate are great to enjoy.  Here's what I found in my tour of the garden as I watered:
This is a Datura Purple Double.  It's in a pot.  I got the seeds from a friend in Hawaii who didn't know what it was. I love how the white trumpet comes out of the purple.
Here is a closeup.  It was too sunny to get the center which is also interesting.

 Out on our front patio, the bouganvilla and the geraniums are still blooming. Here they flank an octopus agave which my husband planted in an old stump of a pepper tree.
 Here's my view of them from inside my kitchen window.  You get a good idea at the size of that octopus. This window faces west, so we have two screens on it to cut the glare of the sun.  The double pane windows cut the heat.
 Just to the right of bouganvilla is my Cecile Brunner rose.  You can see how small the roses are compared to my hand.
and on a different note, yesterday we had this yummy dish.  This is for all of you who have an abundant crop of zuchinni squash.  I jazzed it up by adding garlic and onions -good!  You can find the recipe here .

I'm linking up to Tootsie's Flaunt Your Flowers and Elizabeth's Show off Friday.   Do visit and see what others have in their gardens.
Lastly, I leave you with a cutie from my husband's collection - a Notocactus.  Its flower is a tiny purple flower, but it grows these cute, colorful seed pods.  I think they have a tuft of fat hair on their heads. They make me smile.   Have a great weekend!                        

7 comments:

  1. I've never seen a flower like that before. Wow! It's beautiful, but it did make me thing of the song, The Flying Purple People Eater....giggle....just sayin'

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  2. Not sure that I have ever seen a double trumpet like you have - gorgeous purple flowers!

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  3. Such a pretty double flower! I've not seen it before. It is interesting that in the cactus, purple flowers result in those bubblegum pink pods - aweome! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Wow I've never seen that purple and white trumpet flower, just beautiful. And the roses, they are so pretty!

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  5. Love that Datura Purple Double. What a beauty. Your octopus plant is incredible. It's so neat to see what people can grow in different areas of the USA.

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  6. Thanks for giving the name of the "purple" flower. We have several - one at our home and another at an old house. We remembered it was a Datura and now know it is a Purple Double. We are hoping that when the pods drop seeds, will have some more volunteer plants. They are gorgeous.

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  7. Thanks for giving the name of the "purple" flower. We have several - one at our home and another at an old house. We remembered it was a Datura and now know it is a Purple Double. We are hoping that when the pods drop seeds, will have some more volunteer plants. They are gorgeous.

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