Welcome back to Sunday Selections.
Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.
Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.
If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child usually participates, but she is currently taking a break and will join us again when she is ready.
Let's take a walk around my garden. Watch out for the ants, who now number in the millions.
on the front porch, my pigface cutting has doubled in size and when it has doubled again, I will find a spot for it down in the garden.
these two pots are looking very full. The jade, on the right in the white pot is fine, I'll leave it there, but the aeonium in the brown pot will need a new home soon, by next summer definitely.
my white geranium cutting, hiding amid the marigolds, has surprised me with a tiny flower. I'm glad to see it surviving.
see how much sun my front porch gets? All day in the summer, so I have to keep the front door closed to keep the heat out as much as possible.
this little pot is well overgrown, with the small leafed echeveria getting leggy
here's a closer look. The tight leaves on the right are one of the many varieties all going by the name Donkey's Tails
and it is flowering again. I was surprised by this last summer as I didn't know it was a flowering plant.
some of you may remember the last time I photographed this one, when it was just beginning to spread, now it has twelve heads, not counting the two I broke off and planted elsewhere.
my sage is beginning to recover, in spite of having a broken pot, you can see the break right by that long green leaf on the right. I came home one day to find the whole pot lying on its side on the footpath, so I cut all the sage and dried it for cups of tea and wondered if the plant would survive. I'll repot it once the weather cools down.
the mint is also making another comeback. I moved the pot to get more sunshine, not realising the plant had set down roots through the drain holes and they all got ripped off when I moved it. For a while I thought it was going to die.
I need to get out there and do some deadheading, trim this pelargonium back a little too, so it remains bushy.
woo-hoo! The ivy geranium! I planted a cutting, it disappeared, I resigned myself to not having one and now here it is, growing strongly. Yay!
this is the aeonium that once had four branches with multiple heads and someone ripped it in half a couple of summers ago, or maybe just last summer. See the stumpy end of the tall stem tied to the tree? That's where it was broken off, leaving just one small branch. Now it is regrowing with twisty, interesting branch shapes.
overall the garden is doing well, looking more like the jungle I'm wanting. Some of those empty spaces will be filled with plants that have outgrown their pots and then of course the pots will be cleaned out and replanted with something new.
Time to go in for lunch:
cheese and gherkin sandwiches, yum.
Holier than thou
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