I pulled up Ratibida there today. The only white Lantana to survive the winter in that bed is forming buds. I finally am able to determine which of the bigger Lantana plants in the front is the white one so I can take more cuttings. They root easily -- I kill them just as easily.
In the cup at bottom right, at 12 o'clock position is a teensy bit of mistletoe cactus growing from a single tiny broken piece. It has 3 new leaves.
I don't do this from necessity. I have whole plants and can divide them into more whole plants. It's just a pleasure to watch them grow from something that would otherwise be discarded.
I looked at some photos from Chelsea Flower Show 2014. White flowers were featured in many of the gardens. Another trend was lavender and pale yellow. There was LOTS of purple.
Last year many boxwoods featured were cut into squares and rectangles. This year they're back to meatballs and round forms. I'm glad I waited.
RHS Flower of the Year is a strangely colored double Hydrangea from outer space. The Iris, 'Domino Noir' with white standards and black falls won second place. Third place went to a bright orange Gerbera. My orange Gerberas look more like the species but they are wonderful.
Irises were big as show flowers. They have a short bloom life in my garden.
And Oh! Telegraph Garden had a LAWN. Do you think lawns coming back?
We are Flaunting our Flowers over at Tootsie's Blog.
You can see End of Month Views of my Garden here.