The sun loving plants, we have, live on the outer edge of our back patio where they will get the sun from first light until early afternoon. They do seem to be quite happy with this arrangement. Our adenium obesum is a plant that needs the most sun so it sits in a position where it does get that. It would be good if we were able to have it in all-day sun. Ah, well. The other plants here are, mostly, our succulents & cacti, though they do need some protection from the sun during the hottest part of the day. This they get from the shade afforded by the nearby palm trees. We have a beautiful agave attenuata, four different aloes, juvenna, aloe vera, "Pepe" haworthioides X descoigsii & one unknown, crossandra infundibuliformis "Fire Glow", echeverias "Topsy Turvy" & "Violet Queen" & another unknown. We need a succulent expert!!
Echinopsis seminudus, graptoveria tricolour, hibiscus schizopetalus, mammillarias hahniana ~ "The Old Lady" & bocasana ~ "The Powder Puff", our miniature roses "Chameleon" & "Fiesta", sedum clavatum "Giant Stone Crop" & our beautiful yucca elephantipes or guatamalensis. Many of the succulents spent time indoors but have really flourished outside & they are in the least sheltered part of the back patio.
There were, also, double petunias, marigolds & phlox. Alas, the petunias are now coming to an end. They have done so well & we have had a nonstop display of flowers for well over a year. The marigolds also did well but they really don't last long. Even so, I have just bought some more seedlings which will give us some lovely colour for a few months over summer. The phlox we had was "Vegas Lights" which I grew from seed. They were such a fantastic little flower & I have more seed which I shall plant soon. I promise. They should make a great showing through summer though they also flowered well this past winter.
A display of flowers from last December.
Some more summer colour.
Some of the succulents in dappled shade.
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