Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day...

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery.

Have a safe and happy 
Memorial Day Weekend.

Take a moment to remember those who gave their lives for us.

Happy Gardening...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

And So, It Begins....

A new crop of hungry mouths to feed.

Happy Gardening...
(I hope.)

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Blooms and Foliage...May, 2015...

I've been neglecting this blog for a while.  
Travel and weed pulling, have gotten in the way.

The middle of each month, though, is when we join 
Carol at May Dreams Garden
Pam at Digging.
for Bloomday and Foliage Follow-Up.

We've been having a lot of rain.
So, I got out between rains, for some of these photos.

Not much is blooming here.
My garden is way behind some others due to a late freeze.

But, this prickly pear has been showing off a bloom at a time.

This one is in the Drive Bed.
And, it's really been growing.

The Feverfew bloomed this year, too.
The flowers are on long stems, and I'm not too crazy about that.
But, the blooms are pretty.

The Verbena Bonariensis is blooming.
Another one with pretty flowers on long stems.

I tried a Mexican Honeysuckle this year.
I really like it and so do Hummingbirds.

It seems the deer like it, too.
I'll be moving it to the Fenced Yard.

What we have most of here, is foliage.

The Japanese Aralia is finally taking off. Mr. Rooster might get covered up.


and Quadracolor agave are doing well.

The Inland Seaoats are finally filling in the way I planned.
They're loving all this rain.

This Japanese Holly Fern is coming back from the dead.

We got the weeds out of the front beds,
and put down new mulch.

I think some cutting back is in store for the fig tree....
which is in a very wrong spot.
It was here when we got here.

In the veggie garden, the grapes are putting on clusters of grapes.

And, even though they got a very late start, the tomatoes are putting on fruit.

There's more going on here.
But, the sun is out and there's gardening that needs doing...
before it rains again.

Be sure to check out the Blooms and Foliage this month.

Happy Gardening...

Sunday, April 12, 2015

When Nature Does The Landscaping...

We recently drove out to California, to catch a ship to Hawaii.
We like road trips.

Just outside Tucson, AZ, is Saguaro National Park.

Nature does the landscape job there.
And, a good job it is.


I love Ocotillo.

Wonder just how old these guys are.  It takes years, before they put on an arm.

PURPLE Cholla!

We should have stood beside this guy, for scale.  It's six feet tall....

So pretty...don't know what it is.

If you get the chance, it's worth seeing this 'garden'.

Happy Gardening...