Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Measuring Rain

Recently, my son gave me the brass-colored dragonfly rain gauge I had been coveting. 

And just in time too.  As during the last 24+ hours, my garden received nearly four inches of much needed rain.

(Slightly skewed, of course, by the omnipresent spring oak fuzzies)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Azalea Progress

My potted Formosa Red Azalea (Azalea indica 'Formosa Red') has made quite a bit of progress since it was originally purchased back in 2010.

February 27, 2010 (planted)

March 19, 2011 (1 year)

March 15, 2012 (2 years)

In two years, it has more than doubled its width while adding some to its height.  And the bloom production has been amazing this year.

 I have been really enjoying the show this spring.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Flower Power: GBBD March 2012

Sponsored by May Dream Gardens

Established Plants

Lady Tulip (Tulipa clusiana) - 'Chrysantha

Lady Tulip 'Cynthia' (Tulipa clusiana 'Cynthia')

Chocolate Chip Ajuga (Ajuga reptans 'Valfredda')

Variegated Abutilons (Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii'

 Texas Gold Columbine (Aquilegia chrysantha var. hinckleyana)

 Nandina (Nandina domestica)

 Firecracker Plant (Justicia spicigera)


Pansies & Violas

Potted Plants

Formosa Red Azalea (Azalea indica 'Formosa Red')

 Ox Tongue (Gasteria liliputana)

Indoor Plants 

Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis sp.)

Flower Wannabes


Cedar Sage (Salvia roemeriana)

Rattlesnake Agave (Manfreda maculosa)

Spanish Bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica)

Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis fruticosa)