These first flowers are
garlic chives, their primary virtue being that they bloom now
when few other flowers are -- in my garden, anyway.
other flowers that thrive in the hot weather, though. The
second picture is one -- the hyacinth vine growing on the
fence at the back of the garden.
Next are the
cypress vine. Their miniature flowers are no less
lovely because of their size - but they could be easily
overlooked if they bloomed in May or June. The annual lantana is next.
are pictured last. Actually they are a hardy amaryllis and
very closely related to the naked ladies that bloomed a couple of
weeks ago. I love the coloration of this variety. When they
first open they have a lot of blue and purple in them, which
fades to pink as the bloom ages.
of garden 2002
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