The garden is enjoying September now. We had a brief flirtation with rain this afternoon and the humidity is up so the plants are pleased. For instance, see the silver-leafed Eremophila hygrophana at the far right of the photo. For much of the summer it has lounged on the ground; now it is perking up and looking much more vigorous as well as flowering more freely.
Just beside the lavender, the miniature rose is blooming again.
Looking on down the border, however, most of the color is still coming from Catharanthus roseus. (One can also see the metal wall of the tack shed, which I hope to conceal eventually by a few cypresses planted at the lower corner. They are still much too small to hide anything, but each is showing new growth now.)
The combination of Catharanthus with Pennisetum setaceum rubrum still delights me.
I need more autumn blooming plants in this border. Sadly, the Salvia reptans which I had moved up here succumbed to my out of sight, out of mind watering this summer. But there is still much to enjoy as plants pick up for the season.
So there is this week's Tuesday View for the meme with Cathy at Words and Herbs.
While here, I want to mention that I am apparently still having trouble with friends being unable to leave comments on this blog. I have been thinking over my options at length and will be posting on the whole question - hopefully Wednesday or Thursday. I will need all the helpful feedback I can get (not to worry, I will provide an alternate way to comment!), so please keep an eye out for the post and kindly let me know your thoughts on it!
Weather Diary: Fair; High: 88 F (31 C)/Low: 78 F (26 C); Humidity: 43%-71%