Friday, June 11, 2010

Foggy Morning

It was incredibly hot today (the first day of 2010 when the "heat index" approached 100 degrees), but that made for an absolutely glorious foggy morning at the Big House.                            
The Vitex burst into bloom in the past 24 hours, I'm sure prompted by the crazy heat and humidity.  It is the closest thing in my mind that the South has to a lilac.  The containers at the front door (below) are starting to take on that romantic feminine look that I was hoping for....the sweet potato vine reminds me of long flowing hair for some reason....
The terra cotta containers in front of the house are filling in nicely.
At the pool, I really like the way this container is looking. The purple of the petunias picks up the cool color of the water, and what you can't experience from the picture is that the conifer has a strong lemony fragrance, which is really refreshing.
More photos to come!


  1. Beautiful planters there! The blooms are lovely too

  2. I am always amazed how quickly a plant can suddenly burst into bloom. Your garden looks wonderful. We don't have quite the same heat as you, but it is definitely becoming warmer :-)

  3. In that heat, I am sure you need to inspect the poolside plsnting from a fish eye's view, at least several times a day.

  4. I'm so envious of your lovely warm climate, getting better here in england, but still a bit cool and breezy - we gardeners are never satisfied!

  5. I really like your pots! That is always a challenge for me. Knowing what plants to put together to look nice.