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.

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!!  
 The Althea are blooming like crazy.
 The butterflies are everywhere- sometimes I feel like my Instagram account is a butterfly watch.
 The Cereus are always neat I think- this one has three blooms on it.  
 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.
 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.
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!  
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!
 The Althea are blooming.
  The Clerodendron are blooming.
artichoke bloom
 Look at the artichoke bloom!!
 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!!