but it is soooo beautiful this year.
There are so many blossoms the branches are drooping...
...and the bees love it.
The Natchez crape myrtle is blooming too, and it's equally stunning in a more subdued elegant fashion. Camira our very old, fat and adorable dog loves to lounge in its droopy shade.
When it's petals fall it looks like a sprinkle of snow on the ground. I love the way the Natchez crape myrtle's branches sweep downward with long bunches of bright white blossoms. In the fall and winter when the bark peels it reveals velvety mahogany red wood underneath. When it's pruned carefully, the trunk is a work of art.
A close-up of my crinum. I adore this old fashioned bulb.
The peppers are bearing wonderfully. I have Anaheim Chili's just about ready to pick.
The tomatoes have been a battle as always. I've picked God knows how many caterpillars off of them. There's not much to show for all that work! Sigh....Gardening organically....you win some you lose some. I'm still hoping in the end this will be a win....that's me, eternally optimistic.