Saturday, May 30, 2009

This is a gnomal day in my garden

There is always magic in your garden if you take time to look. Gnormally I am so rushed and busy I might miss what is really going on....but today it was so beautiful, I just took some time to look around.

You must pay attention and look carefully or you might miss something
The birds singing, the breeze blowing through the trees and chimes....and possibly a flute or pennywhistle
Dodo's really do exist, but seem to be quite shy and sleepy
Rocks keep popping up in unexpected places, and now I know why
This lovely lady is in her element
There is always someone around to take care of the birds even if I forget to put out seed
This is the director of all garden events. He knows it all
A show is twice as good if it has an audience
After all the work is done it is time for a little R & R
Wisdom willingly wanders with wonder and wistfulness
Open your eyes to the magic that is all around you

Monday, May 25, 2009

Garden Geek

Thanks for taking a walk with me through my garden today!
I did not plant these but I like them just fine here.
The butterflys love lantana also
The butterfly weed will hopefully do it's job and bring me lots of pretty creatures
Goldenrod stands up for it's name
I love this little flower, Gomphrena....the red is a little harder to find at nurserys.
The Mexican Hat is settling in nicely in places it chooses on its own
Meet "Joey" Ptilotus exaltatus the newest addition to our garden family
This is a special delight.....bee has a most wonderful aroma also
Can you smell the anise hyssop from where you are?
I grow passionvine everywhere so that I can feed these wonderful soon to be butterflys
"Stella de Oro" daylily will continue to make her statement as a lovely lady
My Echinacea is starting to venture out beyond it's bed....I'm finding it all over!
Zexmenia loves the Texas heat!
Pavonia, Rockrose, loves being next to the lantana
Hypericum -Saint John's wort has such a sunny disposition
I love the way the flowers on the bulbine look. What a fascinating plant
I try to just sit and enjoy it, but I always have to stop and get my hands dirty
Such a full range of colors, textures and smells

I am definitely a geek when it comes to gardening. If I could put my tools in a pocketprotector in my pocket, I most certainly would. Today was a beautiful day....perfect weather, sunlight, and color. Just want to share a bit of my morning with you. Sit back and enjoy the garden candy!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Yummy Butterfly munchies

Flowering Tobacco
Ixora, Mystic Spires, Pentas, Bulbine, and Helenium
Have I mentioned that my garden is a butterfly garden. I am increasing in butterfly friendly plants every year. I look forward to seeing the magical creatures, as well as birds and hummingbirds. I hope to have an ever-increasing amount of critters......lizards, geckos, frogs, toads, but please...mosquitos.....leave us alone!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Crazy Texas Weather

My lovely sweet smelling blue basil

Rue, Fennel and Dill (with Turk's cap in the background)
Monarch in the making
Henry Duelburg SalviaAfter the rain


Just because we have crazy weather doesn't mean we can't work in the garden. The pictures taken in the rain and afterwards were a little more colorful than in full sun. What a pleasant surprise. I was able to work between showers......planting some gomphrenas, a bulbine, a Henry Duelberg salvia, a lovely basil (I love the smell!), and some dill, fennel and rue for the butterflies.