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.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

GTS - April 29, 2007

I think I'm beginning to sound like a broken record, but it's another beautiful weekend. Everything is wonderful and lush (especially the weeds!) after getting almost 4 inches of of rain this week!
We spent the day in the backyard and my birthday present arrived - two very strong, young men!!! I've gotten some funny looks when I tell people what my husband got me for my BD. Now why on earth would I need two young men except to dig some beds for me, I ask??? They finished all the border beds and planted two Wax Myrtle trees. I've been moving plants around all afternoon. I come in to download the pics only to find I didn't have a card in my camera. What is UP with that??? I will take some more tomorrow.

This beautiful miniature rose erupted in bloom all in one day last week.

A shot from one of the many garden centers I stopped in the last week.

I think this is my Mexican Bush Sage, does anyone know if I am correct?
See all that Spearmint in the picture? It is NO MORE. I dug to China to get it out.
It better be no more, I hope it is no more...

Sunday, April 22, 2007

GTS - April 22, 2007

Good Morning to all. I hope it's another beautiful Sunday for y' sure is here.
We've been working hard in the backyard garden. Hopefully, those will be next Sunday's photos.
We've been having lots of fun with the neighbors and those are my favorite pics this week.

This is little Miss Peyton. She gets on top of her slide and hollers, "Katie's mom...Katie's dad...
KATIEEEEEE...Is anybody there???? Can I come play?" If she doesn't get a response, she yells, "Katie's mom, can I come GARDEN???" It always makes me laugh. She (and her brothers) has become my gardening buddy. My neighbors and I have been spending time in each other's gardens and living out "Passalong Plants", which I am currently reading.

Peyton and Andrea spent more time in the hammock (and looking for snacks!) than
pulling weeds! :)

Isn't this leaf amazing???

My new screened porch
Acanthus...Bears Breech. It is so beautiful.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

GTS/Bloom Day - April 15, 2007

Well, I made it! I got my GTS. Bloom Day post with minutes to spare! It has been a Field Day weekend with a quick trip to Texas Hill Country (Maldonado's Nursery was incredible!) and then a day of garden shopping and planting today. Whoo! I am tired! And, I start my new job in the morning. I'm even more tired thinking about that!
African daisies on my front porch

A garden in New Braunfels...breathtaking!

This old bike is covered in flowers and white lights that were lit up at night

Field Trip to Crump's Garden today
Couldn't miss this... 50% of all bedding plants

Crump's outside garden
This post is slow in coming since I was in the garden planting all afternoon. Will visit other GTS blogs tomorrow after work. I will write more on my garden purchases later this week. Y'all have a wonderful week!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Did you ever...?

Did you ever drive past a house (specifically a garden) and just KNOW you'd like the person
living inside??! We went on a Sunday drive yesterday and did just that. My husband was mortified when I told him to stop the car so I could take some photos. This house was oozing "garden" with garden goodies everywhere!

Wonderful old chair

Front porch

Beautifully manicured front lawn

Side yard

Prolific white roses covering the arbor

If I can find the house, I plan on going back and taking another look. My husband kept rushing me to "Come and get back in the car before they cart you away!!!" I just know I'd like someone who liked flowers this much!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

GTS...Happy Easter!

My newly planted pot on the front walk. Isn't this a wonderful type of geranium?

Climbing Rose in the back. Hope the light freeze tonight doesn't
get them.

I hope everyone has a wonderful, blessed Easter!