June 21, 2014

Today's Garden Views

As I was photographing I could see grasshoppers coming at me
left and right! I'm being invaded! This

beautiful daylily is Orange Vols.

The red daylily is Red Volunteer


Princeton Point Lace



Star Struck

Solar Fire Tomato

Sadly, most of the tomato plants in this bed have
a virus and this is probably the only
crop I will get. I do have
several plants planted among some of the flowers
and in another bed and they
seem to be doing okay, so far!
Russian Rhapsody

Navajo Princess

May 30, 2014

Old Fashioned

You gotta have a few "old fashioned" flowers in
the garden. My sister gave me some Hollyhock
seeds last summer and this is my reward
today. I love this flower - but you do
need a lot of room for these. The pink flower up
against the purple leaves of the canna

 are a nice contrast.



Heirloom tomatoes are coming along, but a few
have the yellowing of the leaves - our humidity
is very high. Any suggestions?

Here is another rose "Double Delight" - a hybrid
tea rose that everyone should have  - VERY

 fragrant and the color
changes on a daily basis - from bicolor to a
pinky red and sometimes to almost white.

May 17, 2014

A Good Idea

A Good Idea -
On a recent trip to Austin to see
some family - my
brother gave me this strip of a paper towel.
He had taken the seeds from his heirloom
tomatoes last year and dried them on a paper towel
and then cut them into strips. He said to just
plant the strip - so I did --- see photo
below of the seedlings coming up. Loved
this idea.


Tomato seedlings coming up from the
paper towel strip. Keep you posted on
the progress

Tomato bed - tomatoes are coming along! Hope
to get some this year.




May 09, 2014

Lovely Yellow

Jamaican Dream iris along with Graham Thomas
David Austin Rose. I took this photo
after our lovely rain stopped. 

May 07, 2014

Abraham Darby Rose

Everyone should have this rose in their
garden - it is just the loveliest. It
scents the entire yard and is a beautiful
combination of pink and apricot color.




May 05, 2014

Cinco De Mayo Rose

Thought it would be fitting to photograph the Cinco De Mayo rose bush
on this 5th of May. It is such a beautiful
chocolate orange red color - my camera just
doesn't want to capture this magnificent color.





May 04, 2014

Hello Sunday Morning

Cherry Blossom Song has bloomed today.
I just love the contrasting orange beard!


Front iris is Gypsy Romance

View of the garden

Elainealope iris. I love the streak of dark
purple on this.

Rustic Royalty is also blooming

The bed I started on the tree is
coming along. Added some more
hosta

Another view of garden.

I've been on a very tight budget
concerning the garden, but now
am able to purchase a few new plants.
This is a newly planted hydrangea - the
one planted 3 years ago in another area
hasn't bloomed in 2 seasons. I
will be moving that one.

April 28, 2014

I Finally Let It Stay


When we first moved here, there was a
hybrid tea rose in the front flower
bed. It was a pale yellow color, but
to me this rose was not in
the right place and stuck out like a sore

 thumb, so I dug it up.
That was 4 seasons ago. Last
year I noticed a rosebush coming up and
figured it was a piece of the root stock of

the one I had removed.
  I thought it would be an ugly
 unruly rose, so I just kept cutting it back
to the ground. This year I decided
to let it stay.....and boy has it
 rewarded me!!!!



April 27, 2014

Sunday in the Garden

Silverado Iris planted in front
of the double pink Knockout roses.

Red Knockouts starting to open

Moonlit Water iris getting
prettier every year.


Unknown white, love it mixed in with other
colors.

Golden yellow iris, which I lost the name

Row of double pink Knockouts
have really opened up today.

Spin-off iris along with double pink Clementine Columbine.
I started this from seed
last year and it returned on
it's own this year.

April 25, 2014

Blooms Today



Every spring when the iris bloom, it's like seeing old friends...
Spin-off. 

Moonlit Water
Everyone should have a least one
iris tucked in the garden.

Large beautiful yellow - have lost the name
of this one.

Heirloom iris clump growing by the road is
quickly multiplying. 


The Texas Mission Almond tree is producing
fruit this year!

The living fence, Elaeagnus, is still coming along...
patience in the garden! 
BEFORE photo of the Elaeagnus shrubs

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