2019, In The Garden

“Surprise!!” …

… or was it in reality more of a brainfart???! Well, let me put it this way: This afternoon, I walked through our garden, checking on our plants, and there was a flower, I haven’t seen in our yard before. I did some research, and couldn’t find anything. So, I asked in a Facebook group for identification. And once I’ve got the ID of this little plant, it dawned on me that I planted exactly these bulbs in early December 2018. I guess, I had one of these  “I’m getting old!”-moments again. 😀 But at least, now I know what blooms in our flower bed in the backyard. 😉 This Grecian windflower looks gorgeous.

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Grecian windflower (Anemone blanda)
2019, In The Garden

Spring Blooms In Our Neighborhood

Tomorrow is Spring Equinox. This means, day and night have the same length. In our neighborhood the trees are still in full bloom. Now, many bulb flowers start to show signs of waking up, and soon show their beauty. Down our street blooms a white Iris. In my backyard, a second set of hyacinth just started to show their first flower petals.

2018, In The Garden

After The Rain (1)

Every time it rains in Texas, it feels so good. Later in the week we suppose to get cooler temperatures. Therefore it will be much easier being outside and begin to garden, again. And I won’t have to deal with these pesky mosquitoes anymore. They suck the life out of me. The cooler weather will be great to clean up the gardens and start with the Winter vegetables. In the meantime, I enjoy to capture photos of what is left in my raised beds.

2018, In The Garden

The Tiger Lily & The “Autumn Beauty”

I’m not physically feeling well, today. But I couldn’t stay in bed and in the house all day either. So I walked around my raised beds to see what’s growing and in bloom. Sitting in the house is uncomfortable and depressing. Even when I couldn’t stay outside for long, at least the fresh blooming Tiger Lily and the “Autumn Beauty” Sunflower put a smile in my face. 🙂

2018, In The Garden

Blooming Lily

When I looked at my garden from my patio door, I saw one of the lilies blooming in the flower raised bed. Before the thunderstorm came in, I took my camera and captured this beauty. I was very lucky. Moments after the photo-taking, a strong cool wind blew in from the NW and then it started to lightning and thundering. It was time to go back into the house.

2018, In The Garden

Planting Bulb Flowers

It is perfect weather for doing some garden work and plant some bulbs, before the temperatures will drop tomorrow, again.  In the greenhouse I added half a dozen of tulips and half a dozen of narcissus. The narcissus won’t take long, before they will open and show their pretty flower faces. The tulips need a little bit longer. In the garden, I planted some bulbs of Canna Lilies, Crocosmia, Dahlias, and Tiger Lilies for Late Spring to Autumn.