To see Mary cross the finish line in NYC go to the Blue Planet Website.
If you want to make a donation to help the cause of clean water, this link will take you to the right page. Congratulations to the entire team and their families!
In ring two we present the oxblood lilies:
The Rhodophiala bifidia are blooming! They're also called School House Lilies.
Most of my clumps of school house lilies were shared by MSS of Zanthan Gardens. Since hers were in bloom a good 10 days before mine appeared, I'm not only delighted but relieved to see them! Here's a Zanthan Gardens profile of these lovely flowers. Julie at the Human Flower Project has posted an article on them by Jill Nokes.
In ring three are some showgirls of September, all wearing yellow:
The hanging bells of yellow brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet wear a train of Blue Plumbago.
Our yellow 'Julia Child' rose still sends up a flower or two every couple of days.
The yellow Plumeria/Frangipani has opened in pale gleaming yellow - not as flashy, but more fragrant than the pinky-red plumeria.
As to refreshment - no lemonade yet at Circus~Cercis, but a couple of the Meyer's Lemons are turning yellow.