<......>Somebody asked about these flowers, they're Crocosmia and hummingbirds love them. My patch was three plants 4 years ago.
Have not had any get that tall yet but you just re-pot them in bigger pots. Our house is built at the base of a mountain so we have a small hill in our backyard I'm going to "desertscape" soon with some of the larger ones.
I only got one so far .Some of my bell peppers didn't do so well this year. Trying to figure out "why"? Shade? Too much sun? Soil? Only a few of mine have actually done well and the others are really puny. Been tempted to buy a couple new plants, but it is probably a bit late to do that.
<....> Yesterday, I broke down and watered my front yard. We haven't had a 1 inch+ rain (that's 2.54+ cm Taldesta) in a month. We have gotten a few showers that measured in the 0.01 to 0.3 inch category, but the ones over 0.1" have been uncommon. Amazing how the grass grew over night. I honestly hate to water the lawn. But, I'm good for another week now.