Friday, March 21, 2014

March Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

I’ve been absent from my blog for awhile and I won’t pretend that this post isn’t an anomaly, but a full-time job, 2 golden retrievers, and a new house and garden are about all I can handle most of the time. I was traveling for business this week and came down with strep throat while I was out of town, so you can imagine my delight when I was walking around the yard this evening and noticed all of the blooms. I couldn’t believe my eyes! After this winter, I haven’t been feeling much optimism about ever enjoying the outdoors again (yes, a bit dramatic, but it felt like the never ending winter, even here in Houston).
These gardens are not quite one year old yet.
Phlox pilosa 'Forest Frost' (planted in the fall of 2013)
Yarrow Paprika
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Correction, this is a Bletilla striata not a Nun’s Orchid as was originally posted. Thanks to a friend of mine for pointing that out!   Eranthemum pulchella
Then, there’s the new street gardens, planted in the fall of 2013. About a 10’ wide by 50’ long stretch of what used to be weeds and Bermuda grass between the sidewalk and the street.
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Blue Queen Salvia   Black footed daisy
Do I really have to say it? TEXAS BLUEBONNETS...
the stars at night are big and bright....deep in the heart of TEXAS!

Oh so guilty. In my haste to plant this rose, I forgot to document which one it is.
It is either Belinda’s Dream or Le Vesuve. I should be able to decide once it is bigger.
pretty sure this is Homestead Verbena
…And the finale! Peaches! I planted this tree last March, it was a 5-in-1. It is now a 4-in-1, but we won’t talk about that, LOL. It grew to about 10’ tall last year, I don’t expect these peaches will stay on, but sure would be nice if they did!

Other plants blooming in my garden include trailing white lantana, red firecracker, almond verbena, blue eyed grass, pink firespike, lemon sorbet shrimp plant, and salvia coccinea.

Thanks for stopping by my bloom day. Check out May Dreams Garden for more bloom day posts.