December 19, 2011

A Quilt

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

Winter Is Almost Here

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.

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