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Rosa Say

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Reddening leaves in the Aristata Aloe…another sign of heatstroke in the garden. We’re on hurricane watch as I write this, and I would welcome the rain if there was any chance we’d get it without wind… please Mother Nature, please? #aloe #HurricaneLane #weatherwoes #heatstroke #summer2018 #rsayAugust2018
Imperfect goodness—branch-scarred rind, still sweet and yummy inside. If I could do it over, I’d only plant edible fruit-bearing trees in our yard, and no ornamentals. Mango season is over for us until the next flowering, and it’s the guava’s turn. #guava #tropicalfruit #trees #summer2018 #rsayAugust2018
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Heatstroke in the garden; yup, plants do get #sunburn and extra watering won’t help them —be sure you only water in the cooler early morning or late evening hours, and never on top of plants, just at their base. You know it’s a hotter than hot summer when the plants which normally love generous helpings of sunlight get these burns. I’m wishing our wrap-around deck was covered, but that still wouldn’t work for everything in our yard. #sedum #succulent #groundcover #summer2018 #rsayAugust2018
It’s one of those quiet Saturdays (Ker’s working today) when I’m skipping the farmers markets and my other usual Saturday morning habits, staying at home, cleaning up, and appreciating what I have here. #echinopsis #nightbloomingcactusflowers #cactus #auhiligarden2018 #Saturday #mornings #bluewhite #rsayAugust2018
Understory. The jade types of #crassula get little love in #succulove circles because they’ve become so common, but I love them. Their trunks and stems take on a bonsai look of woodiness when they’re still quite young—this one is only 2 years old, maybe less. #pottedplants #auhiligarden2018 #rsayAugust2018
Baby first, bloom later; my #echinocactus has a wee one (photos 2,3,4) and is no longer a singular sensation. It has never bloomed so I’ve yet to identify it definitively, yet it’s had quite a growth spurt this past year. #cactus #auhiligarden2018 #rsayAugust2018
Jimmy’s Orchid reaching full bloom; I’ll give it a full day on its plumeria tree perch, then cut to bring indoors to grace our dinner table. Saw the next 2 buds are queuing up for their turn. #orchids #purple #cattleya #JimmysOrchids #auhiligarden2018 #rsayAugust2018
Harvesting #microgreens out of the #arugula patch for a lunch salad later—we have salmon leftover from last night’s grilling to add too 😋 #summertime calls for crisp chilled salads. #harvest #auhiligarden2018 #rsayAugust2018
Cactus flowers peeking through its larger neighbors. #pink #cactus #rsayAugust2018
Last night’s sunset, driving through Parker Ranch. Can never take just 1 photograph! #rsayAugust2018
Telling secrets. Do you wonder if they’re talking about us? Probably. #goldenhour garden meditations... #auhiligarden2018 #succulents #echeveria #sedum #ifonlytheycouldtalk #rsayAugust2018
Tī leaf plant showing off its color patterns. The August heat and humidity is bringing out a lot of reds in the garden, but that’s the only positive I can think of... the weather this summer is brutally unkind. #ti #foliage #colorandpattern #pottedplants #rsayAugust2018
Right on time—they always bloom in August. Jimmy’s Orchid is arriving as a duet. #orchids #buds #cattleya #JimmysOrchid #auhiligarden2018 #rsayAugust2018
Kalanchoe ruffles. Moving a lot of pots this morning as Hurricane Hector gets closer to get them out of the windy pathways wrapping around our house. An ounce of prevention requires a whole lot of work. #kalanchoe #rsayAugust2018 #weatherwoes
Summertime moments; #haworthia earlier, in the light refractions of #goldenhour . #auhiligarden2018 #rsayAugust2018
The red crassula in its annual summer bloomfest. It starts off so awkwardly, looking like a bendy stalk of broccoli, then erupts in tiny red blooms (so it’s also called the Scarlet Paintbrush.) In the last photo you can see why this succulent is commonly called the propeller plant when not in bloom. #summer #crassula #succulents #propellerplant #crassulaperfoliatafalcata #buds #blooms #auhiligarden2018 #rsayAugust2018
Full on gardening day, thanks to this instigator: these were all in that small blue colander growing like a hen and chicks, until a gust of wind sent it crashing to the ground, so all got new homes. One thing led to another as will usually happen once I mix a couple of 5-gallon buckets worth of potting soil. #weekends #gardening #succulents #auhiligarden2018 #rsayAugust2018
Succulent petal babies, they only require patience and peaceful quiet. #sacredsunday #succulents #propagation #gardentherapy #rsayAugust2018
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