Here are a few of the plants growing in my garden this summer. I inherited a wall of tall prickly pear cactus and the Dr. Seuss plants when I bought the house. I added a couple of blue agave that are huge now. A bird dropped a Royal Palm seed 5 years ago and now that palm is 8 meters high. I´m most excited about the lotus that finally took root in my pond. I have given up murdering roses and lavender and moved on to the fine art of killing wild orchids. My favorites are the ones from Vera Cruz that have blooms smell delicious and last a month or so. I have a new garden in the corner full of white flowers that release their odor at night. Reminding me of my recent vacations in Morocco, Spain and Portugal. My favorite time of year is when the orange and lime trees bloom with the and blend with the Oleanders. I used to choose flowers for how they looked but now more often it´s for how they smell.