Friday, May 13, 2016

A Little of This, and A Little of That...

Hot and humid have set in here.
We've had a lot of sunshine, with a few quick showers,
the last few days.

We do need some more rain, though.
We have so many trees, sometimes those quick showers don't
put much water on the plants.

The Great Prickly Pear Wars continue.
I've sprayed so much soapy water,
I keep expecting foam to cover the ground,
when we do have a shower.

They've spread to other prickly pears, though.
So, next up is something stronger.
I hate to lose these larger plants.

 Salvia guaranitica

Things are blooming.



And, the Oleander, that has seldom bloomed, since we planted it.

Something woke it up.

Not sure I ever showed you the olla our grandson gave us for Christmas.
Too cute to bury. 

I decided on the vine for the AC screen trellis.

A Scarlet Passion Vine.
I went to the garden center where our daughter lives,
to get a purple one...Incense Passion vine...
but, they were out...and, we were there..
and, I needed a vine.
It might be an annual. It's not as hardy as the purple kind.

Among other things I've potted up...
Kalanchoe thyrsiflora...or luciae.
Not sure which it is.  Label just said Kalanchoe.

Another succulent and strawflower cactus.

Even cleaned up the potting table.
That's so unusual, I decided to document it.

Tomatoes are setting.
I know a lot of you have harvested some already.
I was late getting mine in.

My best crop, is the grass coming back up in the Veggie Garden.
Need to get out there and get it out...again.

The compost bed seems to be doing pretty well with plants.
Already took out the, we have cantaloupe.

Before I go out to work...
or, just pick up the newspaper...
I need to don my arsenal of mosquito repellents.

The Avon one seems to work well, and it doesn't warn not
to get it on automobiles. 

In a couple days, I'm off to Camp...
the annual get together of Buttercups.

I didn't make it last year, because of health reasons.
Linda Lieu was my stand-in.
This year, the Buttercup on the far left won't make it.

She fell and broke her jaw, just a few days ago.
She's doing a bit better, but
she could use your good thoughts, and some prayers.

I missed the concert in the park, last year.
And, we'll be too early for it this year.
But, we always have a good time.

Have a great weekend.
See you when I get back.

Happy Gardening...


  1. I just saw those cute face ollas from Dripping Springs Ollas at the nursery my son works for. I can see why you don't want to bury it! Your garden is looking good, despite the heat and mosquitoes.

  2. You have a nice collection of blooms going there — I hope you don’t lose your cactus. I have a prospective client who is battling (or rather, not battling) the same problem. Your oleander look wonderful against that while stone wall as a backdrop. Happy Bloom Day!

  3. The garden is looking great. I love that rooster in the first pic. I need to find one! Have fun on your trip, glad you were able to make it this year.


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