Saturday, July 26, 2014

Gorgeous summer day

It's days like today that take the edge off of living in Occupied Northern Virginia. Mrs. Paco has really been busy with her flowers and vegetables, and has wound up turning the Command Center into an imitation of a plant nursery (click to enlarge).

Approaching the front door, one is met with a riot of color.

Thank goodness the Texas star finally bloomed, so people can now stop asking me about the "marijuana" plant in the yard.

These hibiscus flowers are big as bread plates.

And we're getting a bumper crop of green beans this year.

When we run out of yard, we just put things in pots. This coleus and impatiens mix turned out nicely.


rinardman said...

Enjoy it while you can, Paco. In a few years, the world will be one big hothouse and....wait a minute!

When I was in college, the school of Ag had a large hothouse in the middle of the classroom buildings, built just so they could....grow all kinds of plants!

I'm confused.

Robert of Ottawa said...


A warm planet is a happy planet.

JeffS said...

Lovely, Paco! Mrs. Paco certainly has a green thumb.

bruce said...

A very cheerful post.

Some sort of squash vine? Or green beans - always taste better when you grow em yourself, eh?

Paco said...

Green beans. And they're delicious!

RebeccaH said...

I'm from Texas, and I never heard of or saw a Texas star before. I bet they made it in China.

Paco said...

It's also known as swamp hibiscus.