what’s on the table

pelargoniums, euphorbia, cactus, albuca
night-scented Pelargonium glaucifolium
Pelargonium ‘Pomona’
Silene fabaria var. domokina has built up an intricate structure dangling flowers like tiny dancers parachuting in

In the garden, the development of this little silene has been incredibly exciting, however much it underwhelms the camera.

the silene’s basal growth a few weeks ago
agave in bloom
Mangave ‘Kaleidoscope’ in bloom
‘Regal Velvet’ kangaroo paws

My normally sober-as-a-judge succulent garden is having a deliriously frothy moment this first week of May.

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5 Responses to what’s on the table

  1. Kris P says:

    Frothy is entirely appropriate this time of year! I love your new-to-me night-scented Pelargonium. You’ll have to report back what happens with your Mangave ‘Kaleidoscope’ after it blooms. While my bloomed-out Mangave ‘Silver Fox’ didn’t die, it was a sad looking thing and I removed it, popping another Mangave pup in its place.

  2. hb says:

    I knew it wouldn’t be dinner!

    Deliriously frothy is good.

  3. ks says:

    Oh that Silene is very striking -a genus I am very fond of I must say, and I’m down to 2 right now – a couple more were victims of the various hardscaping projects of the last couple if years. Did you grow this one from seed ? There’s nothing quite like that moment in spring when abundance is developing and nothing looks tired -I’m trying to be extra appreciative this year because I fear a hot crappy summer is on the horizon.

  4. Denise says:

    @Kris, I have a feeling my mangave will behave as yours did. And I do have another mangave to pop into its spot too!
    @Hoov, dinner last night was….popcorn! It was very late…
    @Kathy, the silene is from seed from Derry Watkins/Special Plants, biennial or short-lived perennial but it’s blooming its first year in the garden here. Yeah, I’m enjoying May too before we hunker down for the heat — hopefully not until July!

  5. Jenny says:

    I love your description. Deliriously frothy. Perfect. That photograph of the table with flowers in the back and fore ground is superb.

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