Random pots and miscellaneous. I like to document how much these grow each season, easy to do with the windows acting as a measuring tape. Right outside the back door. This is a HOT spot of the back, but does get shaded in the late afternoon.
And on the pool wall, the funny double headed mexican fence post didn't do much growing last year - maybe it wants to be grounded? The pot on the ground, I have no idea what that plant is (it has a bud, the flower might help) it was a one off clearance from a nursery in Santa Barbara I carted home last year. I'm considering planting the potted Aloe africana at the base of the slope, what do you think?
Edited to include a close-up. It is quite large, about 20".
This highlights work to be done, lol. I tend to pile up pots here as it gets a bit of shade during the harshest sun of the day.
Dyckia platyphylla that Sophia picked out at the Berkeley Hort Nursery. I love the texture and ribs of the underside, I will place a bit higher in the slope so I can enjoy the underside of the leaves.
A random astrophytum that survived the wet winter outside, shocking!
A pilosocereus azureus I moved into a pot from the ground, I thought this was a goner to rot from the wet winter. I *think it's going to survive. And is easier to protect against rain under the eave. Glorious rock from American soil & stone. I was there grabbing rubble, and it was propped upright calling my name. All I needed was a little encouragement from Ivan. I'm so glad I listened!
Micky Mouse. I trimmed off 3 other new pads, and now these 2 have grown FAST- I'm going to have to trim one. It's getting more water than necessary - because I have new plants in the area and am trying to get them established. I might need to move Mickey to a more desolate area?
Pots here and there.
Gelasine coerulea, bloomed in pot.
Can't resist, Apple Blossom? Amaryllis
And I'll end here, specifically on the newly potted Liparia splendens, mountain dahlia. I hope will be happy in this protected corner, morning sun. Fingers crossed for blooms next year.
Happy gardening! We have dropped from a 90 degree weekend to 78 and mid 70's this week. I don't think Livermore will get any of the rain they are mentioning, but who knows.