I've been working on two new figures since last Saturday. Here are some pics of one of them in progress.
We've been having beautiful weather here-- so much appreciated. The light changes daily in the garden, and I keep moving potted plants to catch the sun as shadows lengthen. I can't wait for my plants from Wayside Gardens to arrive, and it won't be much longer, as they should ship on Sept. 15. :)
When choosing plants, I look for drought and heat tolerant first and certain favorites like salvias, coreopsis, monarda, and echinacea. Of course, color plays a part, too. But sometimes...I choose by name. It is hard for me to resist names like Tiki Torch, Rasberry Truffle, Parson's Choice, and Fried Green Tomatoes (a lobelia cardinalis).
How do you choose plants?
Last night, the possum visited again. If I forget to bring stray grey cat's food in at night, it appears that I will be feeding a racoon and a possum.