Monday, August 04, 2008

It's a Jungle out there

Somehow it's August, and I'm not sure how that happened! As the years go by they seem to go faster and faster.

All the heat has really pumped up my tropical plants.

I woke up this morning to find that my "Pretoria" canna had its first flower. You just can't ignore that glowing orange.

DSC02394.JPG

It's even more spectacular considering the leaves, which are green and yellow striped, offering its other name of Bengal Tiger. I also have a "Tropicanna" plant, but that one is not quite ready to bloom yet.

DSC02396.JPG

Next year, come hell or high water, I'm buying "Cleopatra" cannas. I just love the broken color.

In other tropical news, my elephant ear is unstoppable. It usually wilts by the afternoon, but I keep it watered and hot and it just gets bigger and bigger.

DSC02398.JPG

And of course it wouldn't be a jungle without hot things. Jalapenos!

DSC02397.JPG

Yum...

Soon I'll be done with sample knitting, and it will be time for the Ravelympics and whipping up some baby sweaters for all the soon-to-be mamas in my life. More knitting for me, more knitting for you. Until next time!

1 comment:

Sarah G said...

How do you do that??? You have a magic touch when it comes to plants. If you lived closer I'd hire you to make me a garden! I'm currently listening to "The Orchid Thief" - you might like it since you are into plants and all.