The bouganvillea which climbed a story and a half last year is finally in bloom again, but hasn't grown any new shoots this year, zero zilch! I will repot it in a much larger and deeper pot come January when the plant is dormant and hope for better success next year. The bouganvillea is so gorgeous it's worth pampering it a bit if need be!
I just love, love, love my Stephanoitis plant, who only bloomed once in it's shady location last year, but now has been blooming continously on new viny growth all summer, thanks to a new partially sunny location. The fragrant flowers are heavenly! But this is a tropical plant, so if you live in a region with freezes or even lower temps, you'll have to bring this baby inside during the cold months. But this is another plant I'd totally recommend! The sight and smell of those first blooms is something everyone should experience!
The lochroma hasn't grown much this year despite a new large and deep pot, but the hedenbergia, left, has taken off. The man at the nursery was right when he said they are fast growers! I'm now training mine to grow in two directions on this wall, and can't wait till winter when we'll hopefully enjoy it's delicate purple blooms.
Feeling a little light-headed from breathing in too much of our clean and pure mountain air? Take a seat on the bench/folding table that we moved out into the public walkway amidst my container garden. Interesting what a little seating can do for a garden! It makes my garden really feel like a garden, and from this bench there's an amazing mountain view. As far as I know, no passing stranger has yet to take a seat, but please feel free!
All the best to you and your garden, whether it be actual or in your dreams!