Thursday, January 6, 2011

Another New Year...

Here we are, in another new year.  I hope your holidays were good.

I've been negligent about bloggin lately.  The last few weeks have been pretty busy.  And, there's the fact that the garden here has been pretty sad.  We have had some really cold mornings here.  So, most of our garden is looking bare. 

The grasses in the Deer Grove have turned brown, and been trampled by the ever present deer.

The Deck Bed, that was so alive in August.... looking pretty bare right now.

The bed along the fence in August....

...and, now.

The beautiful Plectanthus 'Mona Lavendar' , then....

...and, now.

But, there's hope.  Still some green in the Indigo Spires in the fence bed.

And, the Pineapple sage in the Deck Bed.

Aztec grass holds up to the cold.

And, though it droops some, so does Liriope.

The Feverfew is still bright.

The Cast Iron plants look good.

Even though you'll note I've been too lazy busy, to get it in the ground.

My Mother's Day planter has changed from summer to a winter look.

I like this Autumn Fern.  The ones on the front porch have never looked this good.  But, I think there will be more added to the garden this year.

New bird accessories from the grandchildren for Christmas.  A roosting basket and hummigbird feeder.

 With this cute little upside down umbrella, to fill with water to keep ants away from the feed.

Last year's birdhouse gift has been busy all year.

Even today, there are more sparrows in residence. 

We have an 'Artic Blast' coming next week.  Our recent lows of 20 will look warm, I'm afraid.
So, we'll be moving some more things into the garage, for safe keeping.  Wish I had dug that Plectanthus up and moved it to the garage.....

But, the trusty pansies will stand the cold.  They're amazing, aren't they.

I hope your New Year is going well.

Stay warm...and

Happy Gardening...


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  2. Have always been impressed with the Autumn Fern - mine have done great (even through last year's 18 degree lows) - I'm planning on adding more to my garden too.

  3. The lead pansy photo is awesome!

    Your garden has great bones, Linda. Nice to see the hardscape & flow.

  4. Linda, Happy New Year to you! I can not do anything in my garden now, it's too wet!

  5. Thanks everybody, for visiting.

    Brooke, thank you, for featuring my post. I'm enjoying WebGarden a lot. Thanks for you're work.

    RBell...our forecasted 'artic blast' may be too much for mine. Think I'll bring them in. Maybe if they were in the ground, they'd be fine.

    Kathleen...isn't that a great pansy? Got it right here in Wimberley. Thanks for the complemet. I have lots more 'bone' work to do.

    Tatyana...we could really use some wet here.

  6. I think that is the prettiest viola cultivar I've ever seen! Love all the garden photos, and that's such a cool wall planter.


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