Friday, May 20, 2011


PURPLE, PINK AND WHITE.  Once you have Grandpa Ott's morning glory, you have it for life.  It reseeds prolifically.  But so pretty!

BLUE.  The vitex tree is blooming.

BLUE and PINK.  This perennial morning glory is impossible to kill.  By the end of the summer, it will have swallowed my garden shed, under and over.

YELLOW.  The sunflowers have burst open at last.

ORANGE.  The japanese maple and confederate jasmine are doing a great job of hiding the water tank.

GREEN.  Virginia Creeper makes a great 'lawn'.  

ORANGE and YELLOW.  This native lantana was planted by the birds, wind, or something.  I didn't do it.  So tough and pretty.

MAROON, PINK.  Why are my mums blooming now?  It isn't fall.

RED, WHITE, BLUE.  Red and white gladiolus and blue verbena bonariensis.   I really like the billowy gray Powis Castle artemisia.

ORANGE, YELLOW.  I ordered a group of orange daylilies from White Flower Farm and this is their first year to bloom.

BURGUNDY.  This barberry has struggled but now it is doing really well next to the rocky stream bed.

That's all folks!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fruits of my labor

Asian pears.



Rain Lilies Galore

The recent rains triggered the bloom cycle of the rain lilies all over the neighborhood.  Looks like lots of buds are ready to open tomorrow as well.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Lovely, lovely rain

I had almost given up on a really good rain event.  Everything is so refreshed, including me.  I spent the next day pulling weeds that slipped out of the ground so easily and transplanting other plants that will now have a chance to survive.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Droughty Days

Zoey in the bluebonnets, Spring 2010
Zoey in the dirt, Spring 2011
What a difference a little rain makes.