I exchanged the barrel and the blue rectangular planter. So much better. I'm just going to put that temporary insanity behind me now.
But unfortunately, my nursery is out of pea gravel and has been for some time. That's what I use to 'mortar' the cobbles. Bummer. I guess I'll have to find another source or wait it out.
What else is going on?
Clematis buds are swelling.
Echium wildprettii is rising. It seems to stretch up an inch taller every day. One day someone will make a time lapse of it's bloom and we'll enjoy embedding that in our blogs.
I want to give a shout out to this unnamed pink salvia. I bought it as a temporary replacement for the dead Mandevilla, but it's starting to get some shape and it sends out flowers after every pruning. A real trooper.
And speaking of bloom, the Hardenbergia is putting on her show. I'll have to get an in-focus picture for Bloom Day.
These little huckleberry seedlings are so sweet turning fall colors while still in the seed tray.
And we bought two rain barrels--on Amazon, of all places, from a company in Austin, TX. How irritated was I when I couldn't find anywhere to buy them in San Francisco? Very.
They arrived today, and we'll set them up next week.