Jean Levert Hood ©2010 "Three Jalapenos" Oil, 8 inches by 10 inches
Our Prickly Pear bushes are just starting to bloom! Buds are plentiful this year, I'm looking forward to some good photos later next week. Most of the blooms here are bright lemon yellow, although we have peach, orange, rose and soft yellows.
The agarito flowers have left the bushes loaded with berries!
I'm babying a tiny lavender plant that survived and but the oregano is getting huge already. I planted catnip in a pot for the 1st time last Spring, it's doing great. My Plumbago is coming back and I have 2 salvia struggling to return. So, I need lots. Rosemary, more lavender, thyme, mint, sigh. Basil, sage, tomatoes, peppers and zinnias are planted and I'm hoping for a wonderful crop. My antique rose is showing off it's 1st bloom now and the coming buds are plentiful.
It's been a while since you've seen our deer and antelope, oh, and yes, a duck. They're all happy with lots to eat out there right now. Green is everywhere!
Remember the plant I'd never seen before?
I still don't know what it is and no flower has ever emerged! Those little spikes just turn brown and that's it. Maybe that little spike is the flower! It's still doing well. I'll keep an eye on it and see if it makes it through the summer heat.
Jean Levert Hood, ©2010, "Clay and Flowers," Oil on linen, 16x12
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