Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Begonia Pots

About a week ago, I got around to planting some annuals.  I tend to favor Begonias (Begonia semperflorens) as they handle my shade well and don't demand as much water as some other varieties.  This year, I have four large Begonia pots scattered about the garden.  They certainly add a splash of color in my mostly leafy garden.


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Flower Power: GBBD May 2013

 Sponsored by May Dream Gardens

Established Plants
Coral Nymph Sage (Salvia coccinea 'Coral Nymph')

 Oakleaf Hydrangea 'Alice' (Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice')

 Cedar Sage (Salvia roemeriana)

 Rattlesnake Agave (Manfreda maculosa)

 Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis fruticosa)

 Texas Betony (Stachys coccinea)

 Anthony Waterer Spirea (Spiraea x bumalda 'Anthony Waterer')

 Nandina (Nandina domestica)

Little White Soldiers (Drimiopsis maculata)

New Plants in the Garden

Shrimp Plant (Justicia brandegeeana)


Potted Plants

'White Beauty' Aloe

Indoor Plants

Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis sp.)


Pale-leaf Yucca (Yucca pallida)

 Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus africanus)

Monday, May 6, 2013

A Potted Plant & Some Basil

Been searching for the right pot for a 'Moonshine' Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata 'Moonshine') that I purchased almost a month ago.  Finally found one that seemed right (the pot is actually much greener in real life) and was able to get it planted.

Also placed three Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum) out into the garden beds in three different locales with varying light levels.  I want to see which one suits it's growth best.

I have continued working on preparing some future garden beds (and gradually reducing my Nandina stands).  With the cooler weather lately, it has been wonderful being outside.