This poor killdeer is panicked by passersby walking so close but stands by protecting her eggs. Her plaintive cry tugging at hearts. Thank goodness they finally put pots in the path so that people couldn't get so close. Some still walked around. (Telephoto lens from a respectful distance.) I hope the poor thing wasn't exhausted by the end of the day.
Isn't if fun seeing what other shoppers have found? I already have most of these in the collection.
Everyone should have a field of hardy hippeastrum (Amaryllis) right?
Cleverly placed out each spring, these bromeliads look like they they're always here.
Envy meter goes off at the sight of this beautifully-grown Daphne x burkwoodii 'Briggs Moonlight.' Just about every gardener I know has killed at least one of these but we keep trying because that foliage is so gorgeous.
Bamboo on the move.
Notice anything different? A big dragon guarding the fortress perhaps?
Treacherous terrain spiked with opuntia. Ouch!
If you can see my teeth, you're a lost cause!
Your skull may be the newest decoration in my grotto!
So, you have to swim the moat, slay the dragon, brave the spines and glochids on the opuntia and climb up the rocky terrain to reach the castle. Of course, you could just stay on any one of the wide and easy paths but some people like a challenge.
Gold-leafed pelargonium, with hot pink flowers paired with Tradescantia pallida, a new favorite!
Huge bromeliad bloom.
Rarest of all bananas, the variegated Ai Ai was once only grown by Hawaiian royalty.
Can you believe that these walls are made of urbanite?
Don't you owe it to yourself to visit on June 18?