Saturday, August 10, 2013

Still Can't Believe it's August

Tecoma stans sangria

 Where does the time go?  I mean I feel like I looked up and it is August 10th.  Crazy.  Thought I'd post a few pics of what has been pretty lately while walking around and let you in on my bloom watch.  The Golden Saguaro Cactus are getting ready to bloom and I can't wait!!!!  
Neobuxbaumia cactus
 Here it is about a week ago.
Neobuxbaumia cactus
This is yesterday- they are all coming along at about the same speed.  
Hopefully it will open soon!!!!
society garlic white
 Here is a shot of the White Society Garlic I took - it is so pretty.  So delicate.  Love it.
evergreen wisteria
The Evergreen Wisteria (which isn't always evergreen....) is blooming away- 
such a vibrant bold purple.
sesbania rattlebox
 The Sesbania 'Rattlebox" is loaded with blooms.  The hummingbirds are all over it but I am not sure if they are getting anything from it- I think they are more frustrated with it than anything.   They have been hanging out on it's branches and then go and dive bomb other flowers.  
duranta sapphire showers
 The Duranta 'Sapphire Showers' are loaded with blooms and are so pretty. 
cork oak
And Last but not least - one of the coolest things we have right now in my opinion, the Cork Oak.  They make corks from these trees.  How cool is that????  I love the bark.  And it's squishy! 
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer.
Just a little personal update- happy to report that I got the "all clear" from my doctors last week and I couldn't be happier.  I was diagnosed as many of you know with breast cancer the end of last year and had surgery and then radiation and am thrilled to report just got the news and am now cancer free.  I can not thank the doctors at MD Anderson, Houston, enough.  I had a terrific team.  Woo hoo!!!  Now that I am clear, expect to see more posts from me as I have been hanging out at the nursery more and more. Can't tell you how much I missed it!!!  Very therapeutic.  


  1. What a blessing about your news! That is fantastic:)

    Your garden is looking great! You have lots of blooms for August. Love that Evergreen Wisteria. Those deep wine colored blooms are gorgeous! The Cork Oak is pretty cool:)

    1. Thanks!!! I am pretty excited myself. :)
      I know- I love the Evergreen Wisteria- such a deep rich purple.

  2. That cork oak is even more amazing to see in person. Such a beautiful specimen!

    1. Love it- I can't stop squishing it. hahah

  3. I am so glad to read your good news Kacky! I am so glad that you are feeling better and are able to return to the nursery. I love the burnt red color of the Evergreen Wisteria and the purple Duranta 'Sapphire Showers' which looks rather like an orchid. The Cork Oak has very interesting markings and looks hard as stone. So surprising that it is squishy!

    1. Thanks!!! Yes, feeling better every day. The Evergreen Wisteria are so vibrant- really pretty and rich color. I know- it looks hard but it's not. I love it!!!

  4. I just found your blog. Happy to hear that you are cancer free now. Wishing you continued good health.