Well I got the 3 trees planted that are my Christmas present from daughter and son-in-law. One is a Bing Cherry, Stella Cherry and Texas Mission Almond. They all have beautiful flowers in the spring time - so even if I don't get many cherries or almonds - I will have beautiful blossoms. I am working on a third quilt for a granddaughter (She likes tie-dyed). I can't garden, so I make quilts. This one is a Christmas present, still have a little to do on it, hopefully I'll finish it tomorrow. Merry Christmas everyone and have a blessed New Year!
December 10, 2011
We got a good rain last week and have had temps in the 20s for the past week in the mornings. I'm thankful for the rain. Before the freeze, I received as early Christmas gifts - 2 Pink Knockouts, 2 Variegated Privets and a Pride of Houston Yaupon Holly. I think it's great to receive plants as Christmas gifts. My daughter and son-in-law, also as a Christmas gift, have ordered 3 Cherry trees for me. I think one is a Bing and the other Stella. I'm not sure what the 3rd one is. I took some early morning photos of the garden since the freeze.
|Kanjiro Camellia bud|
|Double Red Knockout rose|
|Pride of Houston Yaupon Holly|
|This is the "entryway" that will in the future have a gate. Originally|
this is were I had Elaeagnus shrubs planted, which died from the
extreme heat wave and drought. I have replaced
them with 2 Pink Knockouts.
|To the left and right of the Knockouts and |
I have planted
Variegated Privet which are alongside
the remaining Elaeagnus.
|Variegated Privet in foreground.|
The two photos below-
are from my old house and
show how they look
when they have several
years growth. Privet
is on the right and left of Knockouts.
November 20, 2011
|This is the one I think is JFK - it has a wonderful smell|
and looks great over with the white and pink azaleas.
Won't be long before the white camellias bloom.
|I'm really enjoying the Cinco De Mayo rose. It|
had quite a few buds on it that have opened
|The sunflower is slowing opening.|
|I've never seen this color zinnia before in my garden.|
I had planted a packet of white with red
stripes, but not yellow with red. It is
very pretty though.
|Bell peppers are growing really well with the cooler weather.|
I like the red color.
November 18, 2011
|I transplanted a few of the zinnia's that|
were a pretty pinkish red and also purple. I'm
hoping that they will go to seed
and come back next summer the same color.
|I just transplanted, so everything|
looks a little wilted.
|I transplanted another kind of salvia (Blue Bedder) in front of this red knockout.|
|This is the crepe myrtle that I|
tried to cut down last spring, but
it came back with a vengeance and looked beautiful
this past summer. Now it
has gorgeous reddish golden leaves.
|Zinnia patch that came back from seed from the|
|A sunflower that has come back from seed.|
|Newly planted shrub bought for me by my sister|
as a gift. It's a dwarf holly. I love the berries on it.
|Quilt I'm making for my granddaughter. Lots|
of flower fabric. I call it my
flower garden bow-tie quilt.
November 14, 2011
November 09, 2011
|Another shot Abraham Darby's other 2.|
|The double Pink Knockout looked really|
pretty today. This is the "cornerstone" of the living
|Another shot of knockout.|
November 06, 2011
|We also planted Red Devon daffodils and some |
"Snake Head" iris. I've never
tried either of these.
|We always cook a large breakfast when she comes to stay|
and she helps with this also. She especially enjoys
setting the table with flowers from the garden.
October 22, 2011
|Red rose that came with the house. It smells wonderful!!|
It's about 6 ft high. I think it might be a Mr Lincoln.
|Bell peppers are loving this cooler weather.|
|Blue Bedder Salvia that I started in spring from|
|Mystic Spires Salvia. Bumblebees won't let me|
get near to take a cutting.
|Hosta is looking good. I've moved it three|
times and found it likes being under
this tree and I discovered - don't plant them
|I cut down all the old and dying zinnias in|
late August. This is the second wave from seed left
on the ground.
|Believe it or not - there is a rose growing under this jar|
from a cutting.
|Encore Azalea - Autumn Moonlight|
|Encore Azalea - Autumn Sangria. I'm really|
happy with these azaleas. I was
skeptical about them blooming 3
times during the year here in Texas -
they lived up to the claim.
|Double Red Knockout|
|Another shot of the unknown rose (it might be |
a Mr Lincoln)