Thanks to all of you who expressed your sympathy when we lost our bichon frise, Harvey. This cheerful bunny somehow is a nice reminder of our little dog.
We bought this statue of an angel hugging a bunny to adorn one of Harvey's favorite corners in the garden.
For pictures of Harvey, visit my book blog, http://www.bookbirddog.blogspot.com/
Aug 10, 2008
The leaf of the lime tree (the one with the thorns) is used in Thai and Southeast Asian cooking, especially in spicy coconut milk curries.
This banana tree will most likely not develop blossoms or fruit. A nice tropical touch for a container garden. I'll move it indoors as soon as it gets cooler, some time before fall, just in case...
I lost a lovely 6-ficus tree when we left it out too long and the first fall frost got to it overnight. It didn't survive that one night of cold temperatures.
Aug 5, 2008
This flower is called Gloriosa Daisy Prairie Sun. I planted it to add its bright yellow to the garden.
I love the deep purple-brown velvet of the daisy's "eye" which makes it a kind of cone flower black-eyed susan. It's technical name - Rudbeckia hirta "Toto, a perennial flower.
A few more views of green-eyed Rudbeckia daisies.