Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day April 2015


Mock Orange

Crepuscle rose.  One of my favorites

Blurry closeup of Crepuscle

Iris with pink knockout rose

Bachelor Buttons

Red double knockout

Orange Blossoms with Bluebonnets and Fouro-Nerve Daisy

Julia Child rose

Belinda's Dream

Yellow knockout

Rainbow knockout

Crepuscle overtaking the garden shed.

Poppies in the kitchen garden.

The Hesperloe spikes

My patch of Indian Paintbrush in the orchard

Two tall spikes of Louisiana Iris in the small pond.

Closeup of the iris

Poppies and cactus

Pyracantha is spectacular this year.

Zoey in the orchard Bluebonnets.

Four Nerve Daisy with  Spiderwort and Irish Bells in the background.

Back view of the mock orange.

Crepuscle on the wall and Blackfoot daisy and Zoey at its foot.

Pink snapdragons

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Blue Season

It's that time again.  Bluebonnet season in Texas.  They pop up everywhere they were NOT planted.  They seem to love my granite pathways the best which makes walking around a bit of a problem.  Don't want to step on any snakes!

Anyway...... I love them.  Enjoy the pics.

No way to get to the back gate without stomping on the bluebonnets.

The Iris do no show up much as they are the same color as the bluebonnets.  

One tiny patch of California poppies.

Virginia Creeper makes a great shade ground cover.

Zoey the climbing wonder dog.

Ain't she cute?

I haven't the heart to pull up the flowers.  so how can I have a veggie garden!