Friday, April 26, 2013

This Week....

 Things are really starting to bloom and take off despite this crazy weather we are having.  This week alone we saw temps ranging from 41 and 91.   The Agastache is blooming like crazy and the hummingbirds are zipping all around it.
anacacho orchid
 The Anacacho Orchids are stunning.  I love the classic white flower and small leaves.
fire spinner ice plant
 The Fire Spinners are "spinning away".  Such a cool looking little flower!!!
wisteria bloom
The Wisteria are blooming and fragrant as ever.
 The Pomegranate trees are full of blooms- can't wait for the fruit!!!
pineapple guava bloom
The Pineapple Guavas are blooming- fruit to follow. 
vivero growers nursery
The caterpillars are everywhere- love watching them!!!
Thought I'd share a few blooms that stood out this week.  
Hope you enjoy!!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

April GBBD 2013

Happy GBBD April 2013!
It has been a cactus fest lately- they are blooming left and right!!
trichocereus hybrid
Such vibrant colors- pinks, yellows, reds....
trichocereus hybrid
The blooms are so big- that's what I love about them, but then, the little ones pack a lot of punch too- see below....
cactus bloom
This one little cactus cracked me up- looks like it's a smiley face hahaha
He's all of 6 inches tall but a really heavy bloomer- every day this week had one to five blooms on him. 
I just was partial to the smiley face.  
texas betony
The Texas Betony is blooming away.  I put some in the front bed and it is doing just fine blooming away.  Tough little guys that I think don't get a lot of attention but they are pretty.
helen borcher peach
The Helen Borcher Peaches have started blooming this week, well, I guess they started last week but didn't look photo ready until this week with all the wonderful rain we have had.  Yes, rain- we've gotten some this past week and it was fabulous!!!!
iceberg rose
 The Icebergs continue to bloom away.
spanish lavender
 The Spanish Lavender- oh the Spanish Lavender.  It is wonderful.  
Covered in bees and smells divine. 
Hope everyone is having a great GBBD!!!!
Please visit May Dreams Gardens to see what's blooming all over the world!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

And Then There was Rain!!

Yes, we got rain!  It was wonderful.
Parts of Austin got hail, but I think just about everyone got rain.
Today it is supposed to be a high of 60 and then slowly start creeping back up.
Spring has definitely sprung!
dianthus baths pink
 The Dianthus in the front bed is blooming like crazy.
spanish lavender
 The Spanish Lavender is blooming and fragrant as ever.
 The Bottlebrush are blooming away.
lady banks rose
 The Lady Banks are doing their thing.
china snow tree
The China Snow Trees are solid white full of blooms.
Everything is so happy and showing off as if screaming- Look at me!!  Look at me!!
Then you have little Agaves trying to compete doing all they can do to show off next to the blooms- I love these little Squid Agaves- they look perfect in pots with little spillers.
squid agave
Going to make one of those up today in a little pot.  
Just trying to decide which spiller to use!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Diving in the Dianthus

 The Swallowtails were having a heyday this week in the Dianthus. 
 They were all over it!  It was so fun to watch. 
 They looked like they were falling into the blooms!

  They could have cared less that I was right there with them- 
they were totally content in "Dianthus love".  

                                                      I got a couple of double shots too!!!
He was looking right at me- it was so funny!
Hope everyone had a great weekend.  I am personally loving this weather.  Things are blooming all over the place and everything is coming to life!