Meanwhile in a planter on the patio...

Finally transplanted one of the Hot Lips salvia in one of the planters.

It is the larger plant with a lot of leaves, supported by arched bamboo rods.

To the left the brown stump actually is a grapevine left from a former tenant.

I thought that all of the winter rains would have rotted its roots.

To my surprise, there are little leaves sprouting on it!

On the right of the photo are two Cuphea sp. "Minnie Mouse".

They can grow to 3 feet wide by 3 feet tall, which means they would cover that whole side of the fence. They like flltered shade and rich soil.

This is what the planters looked like when we moved here.

The grapevine, salvia and cuphea are in the upper planter.

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