In My Summer Garden

Life!!!

Crazy Green Thumbs

Here’s a walk through of what I have growing in my garden right now.

I bought this plumeria last fall and kept it in the house through winter. It’s huge! I’m still waiting for the blossoms but this rivals the plumeria I saw in Hawaii. It loves our heat and the water retention my raised beds have. I planted it in with a bunch of iris that my mother brought me from an iris farm in Colorado. The iris burned back a bit in our heat but I’m expecting all kinds of colors of blooms this spring!

This is a dragon fruit. It’s a night blooming Cereus, which is something my mother grew for decades. We had a perfect spot for her plant in Colorado and it did bloom. The fragrance in the house was overwhelming. I had no idea it was a part of a large cactus family that…

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