Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

The weather cleared up and it has ended up being a beautiful, but hot, Memorial Day! I worked outside for several hours today, moving things, planting, fertilizing, pulling weeds....all that "fun" stuff involved with flowers :) Here are some current pictures of our flowers, ignore any weeds you see, it got really hot and I had to stop working outside before I got it all finished!

Oh, just 8 1/2 days of school left!!!! 4 days this week and 4 1/2 days next week!!! I absolutely can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!

Enjoy the pictures!

Several hibiscus, red salvias, and Texas Betony are all in this bed

Baby Pink Salvia

Blue Plumbago bloom, Mexican Heather all around it

The plants in this flowerbed have grown so much since we planted them! The hibiscus on the left is a White Texas Star, it hasn't bloomed yet, but finally has some buds. The one on the right is Lady Baltimore, I have had 2 blooms on that one, but wasn't able to get a picture, I'll get the next ones for sure!

Red Verbena

Moy Grande Hibiscus, no blooms or buds yet. Pincushion flower and Texas Betony

Another shot of Moy Grande

Ornamental Pepper

Black and Blue Salvia, with a small red salvia in front of it

Greek Oregano

Pink Skullcap

Close-up of the skull cap bloom

Ornamental Pepper, Bulbine, Pink Salvia

White Gaura

Pink salvia~this plant seems to grow some each day, it is getting so big and the blooms are beautiful!

Mauve Mini Daylily~just bought this one yesterday, didn't have a bloom open today, but it is really pretty!

Hydrangea Bloom

Festival Pink Gerbera Daisy~Part of the Susan G. Komen Plant for the Cure program

Hydrangea and Festival Pink Daisy

Purple Majesty Salvia

Cigar Plant

Hot Lips Salvia

Blue Daze

groundcover rose

Rose Garden~3 big roses are Knockout Roses, the small one to the left is a groundcover rose

Bat Face Plant~I love this plant and it has grown so fast!

Bloom of Estelle Hibiscus


Saturday, May 9, 2009


Mellow Yellow Hibiscus

I am going to plant these hibiscus in the ground.

bloom of Sun Showers Hibiscus

Sun Showers Hibiscus

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

Things have been super busy lately and not time for much updating. Last two weekends I have had places to go and things to do, this weekend is Mother's Day so more places to go! The end of the school year is always super busy, I think even worse than the beginning of the year. After this week, there are only 4 weeks of school left. There are 22 days left! My calendar is so full, conference times and after school times are all booked solid and no relief is in sight.

A few weeks ago, I saw a pretty blue bird, but never could get a look at it. Last time I was at my parents, I borrowed my mom's Our Birds Texas dvd that helps you to identify birds. Tonight the beautiful bird came to the feeder and I was able to get a good luck and figured out it's an indigo bunting! What a pretty little bird, sure hope he keeps coming back to visit! While looking at the dvd I played the songs of a bird and Kit-Kat went crazy trying to find the bird, finally ended up in my lap circling the laptop looking for that bird!

I have added some new plants to our yard and will have to update all of it once I have time to take pictures.