Sometimes I find myself mentally comparing certain plants to flowers; usually they are succulents, but not always. As I was taking pictures for last Saturdays Bloomday, I took photos of several of these plants. Their structure, and sometimes their color, just look so flower-like. Do you agree? Oh, and I say "better than flowers" because they last so much longer!
Aeonium ‘salad bowl’
Echeveria hybrid ‘afterglow’
Umbrella Palm, Cyperus involucratus
I bought these last 2 from the Rare Plant Research booth at the Yard, Garden and Patio show a couple years ago. They had no tags, they were on a table with just a sign and a price. I love them, but have no idea what they are. There was something else fun in the garden to take pictures of on Saturday, meet Loki…
Loki came to stay with us for a few hours, one of our neighbors rescued him from the backyard of a house she was watching for a friend. His tags had a number for a vet in Ohio. No offense to this little guy, but that seemed a bit far for him to travel on his own.
We put a lost dog ad on Craigslist, and he was spotted and returned home. Turns out the dog sitter had “lost” him. His family recently moved here and they were away on vacation. Luckily this story has a happy ending and a good lesson for us all: if you move be sure to update your pets tags with correct contact info right away!