Agave funkiana 'Fatal Attraction'
The balcony is a random collection of leftovers and don't likes and fogottens and vines from seed. It needs some design sense. 'Fatal Attraction' is around the corner and not visible here.
That Ficus benjamina is tragic, but I sort of enjoy torturing those invasive, aggresive roots strangled in that pot.
Les from A Tidewater Gardener sent me the Thunburgia seeds (random drawing): Thanks again, Les! The flowers are cheery:
Lots of the seeds sprouted, but the Mockingbirds came and ate the seedlings. One survived seedling survived.
I planted some Sweet Peas in late fall. They haven't grown much until now:
One of the harvested Agave americana medio-picta alba 'Aurea' is in a pot up there, my first attempt towards a Better Balcony.
I really need to do better by this balcony. We were out there the other night listening to the local coyote pack howl. Some of the surrounding trees are uplit and the plantings are now mature enough to create a beautiful scene. The conversation went something like this:
Me: "Wow, it's beautiful here."
Beloved: "We should put some chairs or something. This is really nice."
We all have areas that can use improvement. What's yours? I'll get to this spot after the roses are done, and the mulching, and the Big West Slope project. Back to work, back to work...