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
Sedum
 The succulents are showing off with the cooler weather and turning new fun colors!
Kalanchoe

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!!!


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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!
Tecoma
 Good ol' Yellow Bells.
Vitex
 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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Blooms at the Nursery

Well, I missed GBBD, sorry, so thought I'd share the blooms at the nursery as of late.  
Hope you enjoy!!  
Althea
 The Althea are blooming like crazy.
Lantana
 The butterflies are everywhere- sometimes I feel like my Instagram account is a butterfly watch.
Cereus
 The Cereus are always neat I think- this one has three blooms on it.  
Grevillea
 I love the Greveillea 'Peaches and Cream' - such an unusual bloom.
Palo Verde Desert Museum
 The Palo Verde trees are always pretty to me even without blooms- I love the green bark.
Pomegranate
 This was a first for me- two on one.  I posted this on Facebook and a customer posted one on hers as well- guess it isn't that rare but I'd never seen it!
Pride of Barbados
 The Pride of Barbados equals summer in Austin to me.  Love these blooms!
Sticks of Fire
 The 'Sticks of Fire' are always fun- they change colors in the winter but are equally as impressive in the summer.
Tecoma
And last but not least, a Tecoma, this is the 'Lydia' which is a bit more compact and softer yellow.
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!  

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Happy GBBD!

It's that time again... what's blooming where you are? 
Here are a few shots of what has been blooming around here!  Hope you enjoy!
Vitex Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 The Vitex are in full bloom all over town.
Citrus bloom Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 The Citrus are blooming away- if I could bottle that fragrance.....
Oakleaf Hydrangea Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 The Oakleaf Hydrangea are starting to bloom.
Duranta Sapphire Showers Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
The Duranta are blooming - love the royal purple color.
John Fanick Phlox Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 The 'John Fanick' Phlox are blooming.
Caladium Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
 I know....not a bloom but look at how pretty that is!!!!!!!!
Rock Rose Vivero Growers Nursery Austin
And I will end with a shot of the Pavonia, Rock Rose.  A tried and true Texas bloomer!
Please visit May Dreams Gardens to see all the beautiful blooms from all over!


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Late GBBD Post!

Where does the time go?  Better late than never- Happy GBBD- Garden Bloggers Bloom Day! 
A few photos of things that have been blooming lately!  
Enjoy!
Cactus bloom
 The Cactus blooms never disappoint. 
Caterpillar to chrysalis
 This was a before and after photo- less than 24 hours in-between.  
hummingbird moth
 Do you see him- it's a Hummingbird Moth.  They are so fun to watch and SO FAST!
Althea
 The Althea are blooming.
Clerodendron
  The Clerodendron are blooming.
artichoke bloom
 Look at the artichoke bloom!!
Vitex
 The Vitex are in full bloom here and all over the city. 
Bat Face Cuphea
Little Bat Face Cuphea- love those.  Hope you enjoyed the blooms and wishing everyone a happy GBBD!  Visit May Dreams Gardens to see the blooms/gardens all over the world!!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Happy March GBBD!

It's March and spring is almost here.  Things are blooming like crazy around here and it is wonderful. 
Crossvine Vivero Growers Nursery
 The Crossvine are blooming away...
Abutilon
 the Abutilon....
Purple Plum Tree
 the Purple Plums....
Gopher Plant
 the Gopher Plants...
Pedlianthus
 the Pedlianthus, this one is a little more rare than your typical one, as noted most predominatly by the blooms.  Aside from the blooms the plants themselves are very similar but this one is more tropical/cold sensitive and the blooms are different.  I love it!
Acanthus Mollis
 The Acanthus are getting ready to bloom- such a unique bloom stalk. 
Globe Mallow
 The Globe Mallow are blooming away, tried and true favorite of mine.
hummingbird moth
And last but not least, the Salvia are a big hit this week with bees, butterflies and the Hummingbird Months alike.  Hope everyone enjoyed the photos.  Please visit May Dreams Gardens to see what is blooming in different gardens from all over!!  Thanks for hosting!