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.


Anita said...

Happy & sunny Sunday to you!

I am quite surprised to see your coreopsis already in bloom.

Oh yes, we gardeners are quite busy these days but isn't it great to be back outside and put the fingers in the dirt?

Viele herzliche Grüße aus Deutschland (you told me that you had taken some German lessons at High School...)


Carol said...

You have been working hard! And what about that wheelbarrow in the picture of your daughter mowing the lawn? That looks quite old... will you be planting flowers in that as well?

gardenmomma (Chris) said...

Hi Anita!
Wärmster Respekt von Texas! Okay, okay! German class was DECADES ago! I used a translator on the computer to figure out what you were saying! Yes, it's wonderful to be outside again. Everything here is either in bloom or getting ready to burst. My purple coneflower should be in bloom in a week or so.

Hi Carol,
That wheelbarrow is in my front yard under a great big oak tree so I now have it planted with False Lamium. I'll take a photo for next week. Have a great week!

Annie in Austin said...

Just don't leave the fig tree in the pot too long, Chris - I planted mine 'temporarily', and a few years later realized I'd have to smash the pot with a hammer to get out the roots.... well the pot was a special one I'd hauled hundreds of miles. I just left it in. It looks rather nice in a large-bonsai way, but hasn't enough oomph to produce figs.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Jean said...

Your yard looks great! Love the wheel barrow!

MrBrownThumb said...

Hi Chris,

Like you I can't wait for later in the season when the perennials go on sale. I have this one area near a tree that this year I've decided just doesn't get enough sun and I should stop pretending it does. So I'll be buying all the discounted shade lovers I can find.

I have the same coreopsis along with Moon Beams and Heaven's Gate. But they're nowhere near ready to bloom.

Thanks for the little tour and don't feel bad about the shed. It would be humiliating if you saw what my area looked like :)
(visiting for GTS)

anne said...

I'm quite jealous of your 'sad little potting shed'!

gardenmomma (Chris) said...

Hey there, Annie, your warning is heeded. And I got my pot in Marble Falls. I love it and don't want to have to break it to plant my Fig.

Hi Jean,
I DO like wheelbarrows...I think I own 4 of them, but only use one for moving stuff!

Hi Mr. BT,
I am now having to buy sun lovers, my last yard was mostly shade. I did buy some beautiful ferns for my path.

Hi Anne,
I know I should be grateful for what I have, but I had the sweetest shed built at my old house. I hated to leave it.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

What a lot of work... but it's looking great! (I love that wheelbarrow full of lantana, by the way!)

Lynn said...

Your garden is really coming along.
I used to work in Arlington twice a week. It was a long commute from Toronto Ontario Canada.
LOL. I drove transport truck and trucked GM car parts to Arlington from Canada twice a week (at least).
Once you get your perennials you will fill in spaces quickly.

Michelle said...

I'd love to hear more about the fig tree. I'm looking to plant one soon! I'm in Dallas, also!! :) Your gardens are coming along nicely! :)

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Very nice Chris, you've worked hard and your garden is looking better and better. BTW love all the decoration you have in your garden, very cute!

Great look for that old wheelbarrow!!!

gardenmomma (Chris) said...

Thanks, BSG, for the complement. I like the lantana in the wheelbarrow, too.

Hi Lynn, I'm glad you don't have to make that long drive any longer. That would be a bear. I'm checking any and all perennial sales now.

Hi Michelle,
I have a Celeste Fig tree. I bought in the Hill Country, but I saw them @ Jackson's in Dallas earlier this spring. When I went back to get one, they were sold out for the season. :(

Hi Yolanda Elizabet, Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I am all about cute stuff in the garden. I'll be by to see you soon!

ldybug said...

i love how your new bed has windy curves rather than straight edges. it looks good.

Annie said...

My son now mows the lawn which is a great help. I think your garden looks great. I have recently moved house to a new garden, and it's now one year young. I have planted many salvia's which grow quickly and flower for a long time. I am heading into winter now in Australia, but the salvia's are still valiantly flowering

Robin said...

I'm still discovering gardening blogs and I'm very happy to have discovered yours.

Mary said...

I'm really envious of that completely fenced in yard. Fences are such great backdrops for flower beds. Enjoy!

Matron said...

I hope your fig tree does well for you. It is always best grown in a pot. Good luck!

Anabelle said...

I love the fence I have just fenced my garden but it is not as high I only did it to protect my b&q garden furniture, the fence took ages to varnish and it was really tiring.

Seb said...

Dallas looks so warm. I am in cold England. I love the vintage wheel barrow.

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