About a month ago we took a trip to the coast to spend the day on the wharf and explore some small gardens there. We decided to take another day trip there before baby arrives, with pretty much the same goals in mind. Lovely, relaxing morning. And my girls and I had a chance to take another peek at the same gardens to see the changes--and there already were quite a few, in just a few weeks' time! The wisteria that had been so gorgeous was almost completely gone. In its place were lots of lilies and irises, and a host of other less-common plants that had bloomed during interim.
And this time, when we got home, I actually did have time to sit down and try to identify them, which I was happily successful in doing--love when that happens. Some of my favorites:
|Yellow leucadendron, commonly called cone-bush|
|Protea pincushion -- so striking!|
|Fire lily -- these are actually pretty common in our town, but I didn't know their name.|
|Borage -- one of the oddest-looking plants I've seen. I had no idea it was so common--and edible!|