A closeup. inside view of a Ruellia humilis bloom.
I've been a bit busy lately, so this post got delayed to today. The native Ruellia humilis are in full bloom at the edge of the driveway despite my refusal to water them. Now there's talk of drought in Illinois and I'm having flashbacks to that awful year of 1988. I wish I had invested in another rain barrel, but it's too late for should'ves, so watering priorities must be made. It's good to be able to rely on some plants to take care of themselves. The love/hate relationship with Ruellia continues.