Six on Saturday – Rain Total – 12 inches


We had one very stormy day and some tremendous thunderstorms this week. I decided to check our local rainfall totals for the past week – 12.04 inches. Wow. The glut of precipation has refreshed the garden and inspired new growth and flowers.

Above is the Barometer Bush (Luecophyllum frutescens) – supposedly the flowers indicate rain is on the way. Oh, boy.


The White Frangipani (Plumeria) tree has opened its first set of flowers. I am not tall enough to get a good picture.


Hawaiian Snow Bush (Breynia nivosa) is putting out new foliage – frosted with ‘snow’. I bought this to replace one of my favorite shrubs I live too far south to grow, Burgundy Loropetalum. It is doing and admirable job so far.


A Thyrallis (Galphimia glauca) with its first flower. I very nearly killed this by leaving it in my plant orphanage too long. This is a native shrub, a great pollinator plant and is usually covered in yellow flowers (if you remember to plant it). I was surprised to see this sold as a summer annual in Atlanta.


The Sweet Almond Bush (Aloysia virgata) has greened up magnificentally and is filled with fragrant white flowers.


Last, but not least, a bounty of Rain Lily (Zephyranthes) flowers followed the rain.

That is my six on this, so far, sunny Saturday. For more posts, go and visit

Happy Gardening.


14 comments on “Six on Saturday – Rain Total – 12 inches

  1. Wonderful life giving rain! The Thyrallis looks interesting…will it get very large?

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  2. Cathy says:

    Wow, I envy you that rain! We seem to be heading for another drought year. Beautiful flowers you shared Amy. 😃

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  3. Your flowers are looking great and there is nothing like rain to perk up a garden. We had storms, but it ended up to be just a nice amount. Watching launch and hoping for good weather over your way. Fingers crossed with a prayer.

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  4. janesmudgeegarden says:

    12 inches of rain! That’s amazing, and would be very rare in these parts. I love frangipani as we used to have one in our garden in Sydney, and its fragrance was glorious. wouldn’t be able to grow one here because of frosty winters.


  5. Ahh
    Frangipani and lilies


  6. Karen says:

    We didn’t get as much rain as you did but my herbs sure didn’t like that much water. Your garden does look refreshed.


  7. Eliza Waters says:

    Wow, 12 inches! That’s a lotta rain! We could use some of that rain – May has been beautiful weather, but not enough rain. The soil is getting dusty and some of the plants look a bit stressed.
    Your six are lovely and I wish I could smell them, but I can’t complain, I have lilacs and lily of the valley in bloom – heavenly!


  8. Jim Stephens says:

    I’m trying to grow enough Zephyranthes and Habranthus from seed to risk planting them out in the garden. As far as I know they aren’t hardy here but I want to put it to the test, they are so lovely.

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  9. cavershamjj says:

    those rain lilies are really lovely, beautiful!

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  10. tonytomeo says:

    White plumeria is RAD! My colleague down south has one that is supposedly even more white, without a yellow center.


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