|Powder Puff (Mimosa strigillosa)|
|Cherokee Bean (Erythrina herbaceae)|
|So Many Blooms! (Note insect trap by pole and the people counting by the fence)|
Each year when the yard gets growing, I start seeing plants that I want to move around. It's hard to envision them when everything is small and dormant and easier to move, so I always end up doing it in the heat when they're big and awkward. Also, my idea of what I want the yard to look like changes every year. This year I'm striving for a more planned look. It tends to get kind of crazy out there. I had a list of things to move today, and it included starting a new bed of Woodland Poppy Mallow. These are gorgeous hot pink flowers that I first encountered walking in San Felasco Hammock State Park. I absolutely love them and was thrilled when I was asked to help re-locate some from a piece of land that was going to become a sub-division. I got to take home a few plants and now have a happy bed of them by our front door. Today I wanted to start another bed on the other side of the door.
|Happy Bed of Woodland Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe palaver)|
|Pine Woods Snake Curled Under the Dish (See the leaf and pine needle for scale)|
|Beautiful Little Pine Woods Snake|