The middle plant in the top row is a variegated forum of Lorepetalum which has a pinkish bloom. It will brighten that heavy corner of the house I think.
You can see my little makshift veggie bed. If I like it in this spot and the plants do well I will actually build a permanent structure. But for now it is holding its own. Cukes, Squash, Peppers and a Whopper Tomato. Summer will be interesting as things begin to grow. At least we are going to have some warm nights this week. Spring may well have come when we were sleeping and Summer is here already.
Hummers have been visiting a bit and that makes me happy. Refilled the three feeders this evening in hopes that I can get a little time just sitting to see when they come through in the mornings. They do have feeding habits and flight paths.
Will get some more pix up tomorrow of the new flower additions and the little annual bed. Plus I want to document all the Clematis as to which color is growing where. I made a big booboo this afternoon. Was cleaning up the pretty purple on my iron porch rail trellis and cut off a live piece. I planted the pieces to see if they will root. and now I am hoping the one little vine that is left will survive.
To come - Lady In Red Hibiscus, she is full of buds just waiting for the right time to shine.
And One of an Iris don't remember if it is Siberian or Jananese or Flag, been too many years ago. Maybe one of you can identify it. I have a Yellow as well that has not bloomed as yet. It did last year though.
It has been so long since I have had time and ability of thought to do a blog entry that these blooms have faded. They were so beautiful however, I decided to share them anyway.
Each one just as beautiful as the next. These are all very old plants and were here 25 years ago when we moved into this house. It was spring when we found our home for sale. It seemed to be calling to my heart of hearts. Do you blame me for thinking this little peice of land was just for us?
a feast we had at a famly members home. Ate enough for the whole week I think. Even the walk I took didn't help. Will be doing double duty this week just to work off that extra pound I ate.
My son came over yesterday and helped me unload the truck of mulch. I spread a part of it and then went to his house to help him prune a very old Holly Tree. It looks so much better. No one had tended to it in many years.
My red Azaleas in the front are gorgeous again this year. They never seem to fail. I had to cut them back severly a couple of years ago so maybe that helped. They now have a nice pine straw mulch. Mulching had not been done in several years either. Looks much better.
Tomorrow if things go right I will finish the mulch in the front yard. I have some pine straw left from the Azalea project and will use it to butt up against my neighbors pine mulch in her front yard. The look will flow a bit better there I think. The Knock Out roses are blooming pretty good now and things will be complete. The bank where those crazy annual sweet potato vines grew last week will need a topping of some sort of mulch just haven't decided just how I am going to do that.
Then the grass will need to be mowed for the third time this year. The weeks are going great guns. Hopefully the pre-emergence that has now been put out last fall and this spring will rid the yard of so many through the summer and into the coming fall season. At least it is green in color.
So many projects, so many decisions as to which to tackle next. I think cleaning out the narrow bed at the driveway will be first. Then the White Flower Garden bed will be next.
Actually putting in the veggies needs to supercede both those projects. See? I get off track so easily! Must consult my list before starting out the door. The Whopper tomato plant is in the ground and we had a nice rain that night which is a plus for anything growing in the ground.
Need to make up my Wave Petunia hanging basket, then attach the old window to the shed and hand the window basket there. Have a full tray of Red Salvia to put out, lilies to move and Silver Dollar Plant to transplant. I am tired already. Come on over to my house we will have a Garden Party in a GG type of fashion. Plenty of gardening and lots of water to drink. ;-)
at the beautiful fast running computer wishing I was outside. It was to be rainy all day but looks like it will only be in the morning.
Trouble is I must finish my house cleaning before I go out again to get into the dirt. Can't plant too much right now as the cold front is moving in this week and promises it will bring a 32 degree night.
The white Texas Star Hibiscus I purchased last year to nurse back to health, only hung on by a thread and put out two blooms. Now I fear it is gone. In giving it the pull test I think the whole root is dead. Will see it I can replace it earlier in the season.
Have a truck load of mulch to spread whenever and if the weather clears and the front yard dries out. Does not do a lawn any good to drive a heavy truck over it. We learned that the hard way and there are still a couple of rut places I fill each year. One day they will remain filled. Sandy soil does tend to sink in no matter what you place in a hole.
Did get out one day last week and decided I could put the little Rock Pool back in place. Bought a new pump to see if it will work better than the one that came with the pool. The birds and critters really did enjoy it and so did I. Pulled a few weeds and it seems there are some new to me weeds I have not seen in the yard before. Who knows what wind or bird placed the seeds there. They could have placed them across the street at the school yard. They just mow whatever grows. Then the wild artichoke is just a real pain and very hard to get rid of. Another gift from the unknown. It is now found all over town. In the mint family and you know how that can take over a bed or lawn.
gone! I am lost without my computer but not gone from Garden Guides.
Sunday my son came over and hooked the old and new computers together to transfer information, then had to go out of town. The connection stalled and he has not had time to come put my new one back into working order. It is a bummer.
I am using his computer this morning. It is driving Mr Toby puppy crazy. His yelp is extreme and loud. I don't dare let him out of his cage though as he would not leave me alone.
Will be back on line soon. Son gets off around 6 this evening and I am hoping he will have a moment to disconnect the disconnected puter. Catch Ya Soon