The parkway garden continues to wind down. Now the long graceful flowering stems of the grasses take the limelight. After walking Milo this morning I just had to run inside and get my camera to capture the look. It was overcast from the marine layer, so I knew the grasses would show up well.
Mom borrows child’s scooter for return trip home from school.
Blue flax (Linum lewisii) will bloom for some time now that most of the spring annuals have gone to seed.
Meanwhile, monkeyflowers in pots on the steps to the back porch bloom their hearts out. The display started with Mimulus ‘Alexandra’ in dark burgundy, followed by M. ‘Ruby Silver’, in dark red with a silvery cast, as the name implies, and now M. clevelandii ‘Butterball’. M. ‘Eleanor’ has yet to show her creamy yellow flowers in the pot, though she has been dazzling in the garden. All of the monkeyflowers in containers were grown from cuttings. Many will be transplanted to the garden next fall.
This container could be called “a pot full of weeds.” Common or salt heliotrope (Heliotropum curassavicum) spills delicately over the rim of a cream colored container, but in the garden and out, this common native can out compete and over run less hardy companions.