Saturday, July 28, 2012

When Did This Happen?

I have been so busy pruning and doing general garden cleanup that I haven't really taken a good look at my garden.  Everything is blooming and lush.  It really surprised me.

The humidity caused lots of slimy stuff to grow on the pot fountain.  Ugh.

Oops!  Need to weed the path.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Buffalo Progress

Greening up nicely but a bit washed out by the drive.  I'll re-seed this part in the fall when temperatures make it easier to keep the soil moist.

This field was laid with buffalo sod in 2000 but successive droughts and heavy deer traffic took its toll.  It is slowly coming back with recent rains.

The potted canna is finally blooming.

Gorgeous color!

The Texas Persimmons are loaded this year.  The branches are weighted down with so much fruit that is larger than average.

Crinums - a passalong from Esther.

I divided several and planted them along the stacked stone wall.  
I don't know what this tall plant is.  It is like Jack's bean stalk; just keeps growing and growing.

Coral vine and Rock rose.  I love these two.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Buffalo Experiment

This is the front at its best when the bluebonnets are blooming.  Most of the year it is very uninteresting and unattractive.

I decided to put in a swath of native grass promoted by the Wildflower Center, Habiturf of buffalo, blue grama and fescue.

This is the renovated area looking from the driveway.  This was a BIG job.  I added compost and additional soil and rototilled it all in about 8 inches.  Then I added the edging.  Ended up puncturing the irrigation line when I was installing the edging.   Typical of me.

 Another view from the drive.

The view from the house sidewalk toward the driveway.  There is a green 'fuzz' appearing now and the recent rain should help.