Thursday, January 1, 2009

Sun rises over the Pinus palustris et alia on the first day of the new year

When we arrived it had been dry for quite some time and the Aloe saponaria at the front corner of the screen room had a spectacular candelabra of buds that weren't opening because the plant was so dry. I watered it and the first flower opened today. It is a hummingbird magnet and I hope they will come. Asclepias curvassica is flowering a few feet down and that will help. Just across the drive there is a selection of Salvia greggii with a few flowers and that should draw them in too.

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