Friday, May 11, 2007

The HAPPY Plant!

I am dedicating this entire post to the HAPPIEST plant in my garden. I mean it! Not only is this French Hollyhock happy, it makes ME happy! I don't think there's anything I could do to shrink it's enthusiasm. Each day, it grows a little taller and prouder! It got so big, I cut out some of it to make room for it's neighbors. Did that dampen it's spirits??? Not one bit. We're standing @ over 5 feet tall at this very moment with beautiful varigated blooms up and down it's stalk. Do you have a happy plant? Tell me all about it!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

GTS - May 6, 2007

It's hard to believe the first week of May is almost over. I've had a busy week in the garden besides starting my new job. When I get home, I only have an hour of daylight left. So, everyone must fend for themselves if they want to eat (something I have prepared) before 9 p.m.!

Here's one of newly dug border beds. Off in the corner is the new Wax Myrtle I pIanted. It's pretty sparse right now, but it's a far cry from where it started. I'm on the hunt for cheap perennials to fill in. I know there will be good sales later in the summer.

My new fig tree (okay, so it looks more like a fig "bush") from
New Braunfels. I will keep it potted for the first year and see where we go from there.

My newly transplanted coreopsis. It's so healthy looking.

My sad, sad little "potting shed".
If I keep wishing, I just know it will turn into a fine potting establishment, right??? :)

A wheelbarrow full of lantana.

Sun porch plantings...

Last but not least...this is my daugher mowing the lawn for the first time.
She's putting the money she earns in her college fund.