Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Monster parsley and garden fauna

This flat leaf parsley planted itself here with a will and was almost four feet across...and going to seed.
Here's the same bed after, with a ruby okra in the new spot.
These little guys will probably miss the parsley, although the swallowtail caterpillar is technically on the pyracantha nearby.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

More nature while walking

Poppies at Shoal Creek
Flora and fauna around Turkey Creek this morning

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Afternoon veggies

From the top: preparing beets to be roasted; the roughly square foot garden w/basil, strawberries, onions, salad mix, and beets; bush bean emerging; the catch-all bed w/onions, cucumbers, mint, lemon balm, fennel, and parsley; italian and curly parsley; the last of the broccoli

April showers

What a rainy weekend! But so good for the plants. Here's the front bed from a couple of angles:

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - April 2010

Lots of blooms in the front yard this time. It seems like every day brings a whole new batch of color, with the gentle pink of evening primrose and the dark red of autumn sage most prominent.

First coreopsis of the year unfolding yesterday

Moss verbena comes back every spring

Need to get this gazania planted today!

The backyard's got some good blooms, too, and smells amazing (honeysuckle & jasmine NOT the pyracantha below)

Shallot buds

Eve's necklace

Last of the freesia

This potted succulent is a survivor: drought, freezes, you name it

Okay, it's foliage (canna tropicana), but it's showier than most blooms

Addendum: the rain brought on a sage bloom this afternoon.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Backyard veggies and blooms

tomatoes, pepper, basil, and lemongrass plants for the garden

parsley, fennel, lemon balm, and onions in the bigger bed

spiderwort behind the veggie bed

transitioning the square foot bed from winter to summer veggies:
shallot, freesia, and lacinato kale

salad mix, strawberries, onions, and beets

eve's necklace tree in bloom

honeysuckle is back and bigger than ever

Friday, April 9, 2010

Spring wildflowers at Walnut Creek

It's so peak wildflower time! I could drive around central Texas highways all day looking at the clouds of blue, red, yellow, pink, purple... These are just a few of the blooms from yesterday's walk.

And I like the way the post-Easter litter looks a little like wildflowers.