Friday, March 2, 2018


I have to keep checking the calendar- March?  It is March?
Where does the time go?  I am happy though as it means spring is almost here!!!  I for one am ready.
It is amazing how things have changed in the past week- things are blooming, butterflies are flying around, bees are buzzing around, "sticks" have come to life.  Spring is such an amazing time with all the new growth and awakening!!!
citrus blooms
 The citrus are loaded with blooms and the fragrance is intoxicating. 
peach blooms
 The peaches are blooming away as are the plums.
Galaxy Magnolia
 The 'Galaxy' Magnolia blooms are beautiful and incredibly fragrant.  This was a new plant for me, it was a special order,  I loved watching and enjoying the blooms it while it was with us.  
Dwarf Bottlebrush
 The Dwarf Bottlebrush are always a favorite- the blooms are so vibrant!!!
Spanish Lavender
 The Lavender.... who doesn't love Lavender???????
Galaxy Magnolia
Finally a bloom of the 'Galaxy' bloom opened- the bees were all over it- it was wonderful!!!
Hope you enjoyed the blooms!!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

I Still Can't Believe it's February

I still can't believe it is February.  Where does the time go?
Kalanchoe bloom and bee
The weather here in Austin, Texas has just been crazy.  No other way to explain it.  Just nuts.  Cold one day, hot the next.  This weather is making my allergies go insane (as well as most everyone else) and people are getting sick left and right. 
Lions Tail
The bees don't seem to be phased though- I have seen quite a few out and about which is refreshing as well as a few butterflies.  Above on the Lion's Tail I sat and watched them for what seemed forever.  It was mesmerizing.  They are such hard workers!!
Squid Agave
 I have taken a few photos lately and thought I'd share of things I have found interesting as of late.  I have always loved looking down on the Agaves- above is a photo of the Squid Agave from above in one container I made paired with a yellow sedum.   
Kalanchoe Bloom
I have had so much fun lately playing with the succulents I must admit.  They are so colorful and easy to combine and mix and match.  And the blooms- I mean look at that!!!!   When I was creating my pots this little guy was just watching me.  It was so sweet.  Hard to tell in this photo but he is so little!!!  
I have been making up new containers cause I for one and ready for spring!!!  I did a little post on our website if you want to read for more information Plant Succulents and Sedum .
Lemon and Kumquat
For fun the other day I got a photo of the Meyer Lemon and the Sweet Kumquat and did a poll on Instagram to see who preferred one over the other and Meyer Lemon won hands down.  Not shocked but it was fun to do the poll nonetheless.
Hope everyone is staying warm, happy and WELL.  This flu that is going around is just plain scary!!!!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Best of 2017

2018.  Where does the time go?
I put together this little photo on Instagram of the "best of" pics from our account- I am not sure if it is accurate but it's a link you go to and they generate it. I thought it was pretty so posting here.  We are getting ready for a few cold days (for us anyway).    
Please remember to protect your pets, plants and pipes. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Butterflies and Blooms

Queen butterfly and Vitex bloom
 Butterflies are everywhere right now at the nursery!  
Here are a few photos I have taken, hope you enjoy!!
butterflies on Milkweed

Monarch on Celosia

Monarch on Milkweed

Bordered Patch butterfly on Lantana
 It has been amazing to see- so many different types of butterflies and they are flying around all over the place.  I have had so much fun taking pictures this week!!
And apologies for missing GBBD!  I was with the butterflies!!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

GBBD October 2017

Happy GBBD October 2017!
I still can't believe it is October.  Crazy.  Time is flying by entirely too fast.  It is finally fall here in Austin, Texas and also finally starting to feel like it.  Lots of things blooming and looking great lately- hope you enjoy!

Greggs mistflower
 Gregg's Mistflower
Pink Bottlebrush
Pink Bottlebrush
 The succulents are showing off with the cooler weather and turning new fun colors!

Monarch butterfly
 The Monarch's are out and about- not a bloom but not to be missed either!!
Hummingbird with Lions Tail
The Lion's Tail are blooming and the hummingbirds are happy about it!
Yellow Yucca
The Yellow Yucca are blooming.  
Hope you all enjoyed the photos!  It's a fun time of year and I am enjoying the cooler weather.  If you haven't visited May Dreams Gardens visit it to see blooms all over the world!!!


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fall in Austin

So, according to the calendar fall begins in Austin tomorrow.  
We shall see if the weather falls in line with that.  
For now- here are some things that are showing off - hope you enjoy!!
Moy Grande Hibiscus
 'Moy Grande' Hibiscus
Evergreen Wisteria
 Evergreen Wisteria
Tropical Milkweed and Butterfly
 Butterfly and Tropical Milkweed
Ajuga bloom
 Ajuga bloom
Kalanchoe babies
Kalanchoe babies
Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 Front bed- things are blooming away!!
Butterfly Vine blooms
Butterfly Vine - love these- after they bloom they have little seed pods that look like butterflies. Happy fall to everyone- hopefully you are seeing lots of fall color in your area!  Can't wait to pop around to different blogs and go "sight seeing".  

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Blooms Around the Nursery

Hurricane Harvey has just left Houston and is on his way leaving yet another path of destruction.  It is so horrible and so sad what he leaves behind but to see all the people of Houston come together as they have along with people from all over has been overwhelming.  I am from Houston and have family and friends there whom have been affected in one way or another.  It is a helpless feeling to be here unable to do anything to help.  Restless energy has led me to post some pretty blooms that have been blooming lately.  Hope you enjoy.
Succulent Bloom
 Succulent blooms always make me happy.
Coral Bean
 The Coral Bean blooms are divine!
 Good ol' Yellow Bells.
 My all time favorite the Vitex.
Pride of Barbados
 The Pride of Barbados are blooming like crazy.
Mexican Olive
 I love how delicate and subtle the Mexican Olive are.
Althea Rose of Sharon
And last but not least the Althea, Rose of Sharon.  
Be safe everyone and sending any and all affected by Harvey prayers and good wishes.