Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day Feb 2012

Happy GBBD February 2012!
 The Gazania are full of blooms- I have always found these to be such intriguing flowers.  They are so exotic.  Love em'!
 The Giant Ligularia are hard to beat- the one in the front bed is still going strong and so hard to find things that bloom in the shade.  Always been a favorite.
 The Spring Bouquet Viburnum are in bloom- I don't normally post them but felt they deserved to be featured.
 The Rosemary are busting with color and the bees couldn't be happier!
 The Euphorbia are loving the front bed I put them in.  They have doubled in size in no time!
 The Mountain Laurels are beginning to open up- oh the sweet fragrance!!!!
 The 'Midnight' Salvia are always a show stopper.
 The limes are setting and blooming away.  Love the fragrance of the citrus blooms. 
 The Verbena are blooming away- always been a fan of the purple.
 The Carolina Jessamine are blooming away- trying to figure out where I want to plant this vine.....
And last but not least, the Euryops are blooming away as always.  Not necessarily my favorite plant, but it is great for color.
Hope everyone has a great GBBD!!!  Visit May Dreams Gardens and see what's blooming all over the place!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's!

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!
The weather here has been beautiful yesterday and today.  It is supposed to reach 75 today.  Sunday we had sleet and a few snow flakes.  You just never know. 
We are crazy busy- I am saving my "spare time" for tomorrow for GBBD to run
and take photos and post but wanted to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

An Agave in the Sun

We have been so busy these last few weeks I have hardly had time to take many photos but when walking by these yesterday, I had to grab my camera and take a shot.  I thought this was just too pretty not to post.  The Blue Glow Agave's are so interesting to me- I love them the most when they are backlit by the sun.  It was 77 degrees today, 75 yesterday with a little rain.  Texas weather.  What else can I say?  Gotta love it.  If you don't, as they say, stick around, it will change. 
Short but sweet post.  Hope you enjoy.
And for those of you that ask what do we do as growers do in the winter?
Lots and lots of this.....
Babies.  Lots and lots of babies.  My job, which I love, is taking care of all of them.
Potting, cutting, cutting back, moving things in and out, never a dull moment.
Happy February!