Sunday, January 15, 2017

January Garden Blogger Bloom Day Post

I can not believe it is time for the January Garden Blogger Bloom Day Post!  Where does the time go? 
I will post a few photos of things I have taken pictures of lately.  Hope you enjoy. 
The Aloes are blooming away like crazy.
 The Kalanchoes, though not a bloom, I thought looked neat so I took a photo.
 Another Aloe bloom- this is the 'Grassy Lassie'- one of my favorites of the Aloes.
 Who doesn't love an Echeveria bloom?
 The Pines are looking beautiful in the sunlight.
The Arbutus have the most beautiful blooms- so intricate.  Little pink showers of blooms.   
It is January 2017.  I can almost not believe it.  Short but sweet post- hope you enjoyed! Be sure to visit May Dreams Gardens to see all the gardens all over!!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Happy November GBBD

Can you believe it is November?  Can you believe November is almost over?  Where does the time go I want to know.  Happy November GBBD to everyone. 
Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 Below are some photos of things that have been blooming lately.  Hope you enjoy.  
Kalanchoe Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 Alright, not a bloom but it looks like a rose bloom, and this is the start of a beautiful Kalanchoe bloom stalk.
Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 The butterflies have been everywhere.  I have seen so many different varieties this week!
Lions Tail Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 The Lions Tail are always such a stunning bloom- so unique!
Mexican Mint Marigold Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 The Mexican Mint Marigold has a fragrance some love or hate- it's rather strong but wonderful if you like the smell of licorice.  
Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 Someone just wanted to say hi!
Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 The Celosia are covered in butterflies.  It is wonderful!!
Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 The Lantana are always butterfly and bee magnets. 
Artemesia Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 Though not a bloom, the Artemesia looks beautiful right now.
Dragon Fruit bloom Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
The Dragon Fruit bloomed- I can't wait for the fruit!
Don't forget to stop by May Dreams Gardens to check out what is blooming on different blogs all over the world!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Happy GBBD October 2016

Succulent Pot, Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day October 2016!

Fall Aster Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 It might not feel like it here in Austin, but it is fall and the Fall Asters are blooming away along with...
Plumbago Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 the Plumbago,
Cassia Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 the Cassia,
Lantana Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
and the Lantana, which by the way is a constant favorite of the butterflies.
Emperor One Maple Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 The maples are turning a brilliant red.
Kalanchoe Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 The Kalanchoe are getting ready to bloom
Kumquat Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
And last but not least, Kumquats are ripe and quite delicious!  You can eat these rind and all- there are a few seeds so be careful but they are really good!  Thank you to May Dreams Gardens for hosting GBBD!  Stop by her site to check out gardens from all over!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Blooming at the Nursery

A quick post with some blooms that have been showing off lately at the nursery.  
Vitex Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 The bees are pollinating the Vitex. 
Goldenball leadtree Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 The Goldenball leadtree are full of blooms.  
Buttefly Vine Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 The Butterfly Vine is blooming and making the butterfly shaped seed pods.
Lantana Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 The butterflies are out and about - seen here on the Lantana.
Cassia Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 We recently had a few rainy days- I just love how things look with rain on them- the Cassia above and the Loropetalum below.  The raindrops look like diamonds!
Loropetalum Vivero Growers Nursery Austin

Butterfly Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
I will leave you with another butterfly on a Lantana.
Hope you enjoyed the photos!!
Happy fall!!!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Blooms of the Month

August has been a weird month for weather here at the nursery and in Austin in general.  First we had 105 degree days followed by rain, rain, more rain, and did I mention rain?  I snapped a few photos of things that I thought looked pretty and wanted to share.  I completely forgot to post the bloom day post- so here is a late one. Hope you enjoy!
Clerodendron bungei Vivero Growers Nursery Austin Tx
The Clerodendron bungei are blooming and really pretty.
Mystic Spires Salvia Vivero Growers Nursery Austin Tx
 The 'Mystic Spires' Salvia never disappoint. 
Yucca bloom Vivero Growers Nursery Austin TX
 The Yuccas are blooming.
Butterfly Iris
The Butterfly Iris are a reliable bloomer.  I love the upright habit of this plant as compared to the Bi-color Iris.  This little butterfly was so cute sitting up there almost staring at me.
Moy Grande Hibiscus
 The 'Moy Grande' Hibiscus are blooming like crazy.  The blooms are huge- hard to tell from this photo.
Evergreen Wisteria Vivero Growers Nursery Austin TX
The Evergreen Wisteria have a beautiful vibrant purple bloom which I adore.
Double Hibiscus
The Hibiscus are hard to beat- this is a double one which is really pretty.  
Dragonfly
Managed to snap a photo of this little guy hanging out on an Aloe bloom.
Sesbania Rattlebox Tree Vivero Growers Nursery Austin TX
The Sebania are blooming and there are seed pods all over it.  (which sound like rattle snakes when you shake them, a lot of people also call this the Rattlebox Tree).
Magnolia bloom
The Magnolias... if only this were scratch and sniff.....
Hope you enjoyed the photos!  I still am having a hard time believing that September is here next week.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

July Blooms!


Passion Vine
 So much is blooming right now and the bees and butterflies are everywhere!!!
I have been having so much fun walking around snapping photos of everything.  The Passion vine are such neat blooms- we have this one growing along the fence.
Pride of Barbados
 The Pride of Barbados are blooming like crazy- here in the front as well as all over town.  Show stoppers for sure!!!
succulent bloom
 The succulent blooms are hard to beat.  Small blooms but striking. 
Kalanchoe Mother of Millions
 Most people have a love/hate with this little guy- some call him Mother of Thousands, Mother of Millions and Mexican Hat.  All names I have heard for this little Kalanchoe.  The love /hate part comes when you find them growing just about everywhere.....
Duranta
 The bees have been everywhere and in mass.  It is realy neat- the blooms seem to be moving on their own but at a closer glance, it is just that there are tons of bees on the blooms.  Yea!!!
Dwarf Ruellia
 The Pink Ruellia have been blooming nonstop.  I love these happy masses of blooms. 
Vivero Growers Nursery
This little guy was running around - so cute!!
Monarch
The Monarchs have been out and about.  The Duranta seem to be a favorite this week of theirs but they pretty much will go to any bloom.  Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!!!