Tuesday, February 27, 2018

This and That...

Well...the roller coaster weather is still here.

The last week, it’s been warm enough to sit
on the porch, in the evening. 

Even with the drizzle and fog, it’s been nice. 
And, the frogs are out and singing their songs. 

This could be some of the reason. 

We finally had some real rain. 
The runoff put some water in the pond,
behind the house. 

A lot of things are as happy as the frogs. 

The rosemary...which is picky about blooming here..
has some blooms. 


And, even an iris is blooming. 

And, Primrose Jasmine. 

And, weeds. They love the gravel...and the rain. 

Oh well...
You can’t have everything. 

We’re promised more rain. 
But, who knows WHAT the weather will do. 

Happy Gardening...

Saturday, February 10, 2018

February Weather...

We've had some roller coaster weather here, lately. 

First, it's warm and spring-like. 
Then, wham!  
The bottom falls out, and it's freezing...literally. 

There are still some pansies blooming. 
They're not so crazy about the cold. 
They sometime get set back. 

But, the violas seem not to mind. 

Their smiling little faces just keep popping up.  
Sometimes they droop a bit, huddling together maybe, to conserve the heat. 
But some warm sun and they perk right up. 

We're about to have another blast of cold. 
Rain is what we need. 

At least, we're getting closer to spring, every day. 

Hope you're safe and warm. 

Happy Gardening...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Winter Weather...

Is it a bird?  Is it a plane?
No...it’s a frozen puddle, in our driveway. 

We’ve been having sub-freezing weather,
here in Texas. 

This is the third one, this winter. 

I know. You up North are saying waaa...waaa. 
But, we just don’t expect this much cold. 

Of course, in between these cold spells, we’re getting up to 70s. 

To say the plants...and, animals...are confused,
is an understatement. 

All the gardeners here are hoping for the best. 
Not sure how much will have to be replaced, come Spring. 

But, Nature’s artwork is interesting. 

I think I’ve shown you Frost Weed before. 
In deep cold, the stems burst and this cotton candy looking stuff 
comes out. When the temperature goes up,
or the sun hits it, it dissolves. 

This was a couple weeks ago. These stayed for a couple days. 
We stayed below freezing. 

So, we just hope for the best. 
And...we’ll enjoy sunshine and 70 degrees again this weekend. 

It’s never boring, at least. 

Hope it’s good weather where you are. 

Happy Gardening
~~ Linda~~

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Welcome, 2018!...