Been a long time since I wrote anything here, but I can show how busy it has been in the garden - blooms, rain, sun, growth endlessly, and lots of gardening in all of it!
Shown above in order of blooms - the orchids, the roses, and now finally my tuberoses that I have just planted this year! Tuberoses are grown from large bulbs and grow primarily in zones 9 through 11. We are in zone 10b, so I was delighted when a good friend told me about them and urged me to grow them if I could. I sent for 12 bulbs from www.easytogrowbulbs.com and planted them in late April. Then the weather went crazy - HOT, no rain, then lots of rain, then HOT, etc., etc. All 12 bulbs sent up shoots, but only 2 of them have actually produced flower stalks, and then we got 3.5 inches of rain just a couple of days ago when they were about to burst open - just after I took the picture above. Now they are brown around the edges, but I am still hopeful for full blooms. At any rate, the buds smell heavenly!