A hummingbird found the magenta salvia outside the Breakfast Nook window this morning. I lowered the blinds to preserve the cool interior but left a narrow gap at the bottom looking out into the garden.
The time has come to switch to early morning chores. The sparse ice plant section has nonetheless come up with plentiful cherry red blooms. I brought in supplemental water, weeded out the unnecessary volunteers and laid down more Preen mulch.
The native columbine in the Triangle Garden has come into its own. It has sent tall stalks have out of its center, and I will wait to see how it blooms.
I trimmed back the bottle brush that has settled on across from the roses, mostly for shape – discourage the outlier sprawl and keep the energy of the plant contained.