Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Tuesday, July 06, 2010


Dare I say Summer has arrived at last? The weather report says temperatures will be in the 80s this week. So I guess instead of complaining about the cooler Summer temps. we can complain about the heat. *grin*

This unusual flower is growing in a friend's garden. It is about 2 feet tall she does not know the name of the plant, and neither do I.

Here is one I don't remember planting. It is about three feet high, and I don't know what is is either. Anyone know what the two plants are?

No, I am not dead, just way too hot in this fur coat.


Brooke said...

It's phlomis! I have planted it, but mine never grew from the seed or I pulled it out!!

Peeoknee said...

Hello Jennifer, I think your friends plant is:Phlomis russeliana 'sticky Jerusalem sage' in the mint family. And yours looks like: Lysimachia punctata 'Yellow Loosestrife'. Hope this helps. And I hope your bunny keeps that cool spot. I feel like him, temps in the 99 to 101 today and higher tomorrow.

Jordan Jackson said...

The 1st plant is Jerusalem Sage. It looks like the most common species: Phlomis fruticosa. The 2nd plant appears to be Evening Primrose: Oenothera. I am less sure of that. I fully intend to complain about the heat.

Darla said...

i posted a ton of the second plant and was told it looked like evening primrose.....

Cyndy said...

That first one looks like phlomis fruticosa - alas not hardy in Connecticut but very desirable!

Laura said...

I know the Jerusalem Sage, but not the other one! That looks like one hot rabbit!