I love living in Northern California, but sometimes the weather really tests me. Even though we have already experienced 15 consecutive days of daytime temps over 90 degrees, it’s officially fall. And this week shows five more consecutive days in the 90′s.
At least some of my plantings know better, especially my grasses, succulents, cacti and drought tolerants.Of course “Autumn Sedum” knows it’s fall! I have no idea what is the name of this guy, I call him “Elephant Trunk”. Love how he goes to seed.All my grasses are going to seed too. I love my grasses-beautiful in the morning, backlit by the rising sun. At the slightest of breezes, they wave and bow. My Kangaroo Paws went crazy this year. Now their little pods are drying up and getting crunchy-perfect for fall bouquets. And my Smoke Trees are, well, going to smoke. I am thrilled at how well succulents and cacti do here!This Echeveria(?) seems to understand that winter is coming. That color is not Photo Shopped-it’s really that gorgeous! My baby pomegranates are setting their fruit for fall salads.My olive trees seem to be undecided! Hope you’re having a great fall!