Monday, June 14, 2010

In the Garden

I have been taking photographs out in my front garden all spring. I love watching how things change and different plants cycle between bloom and rest. We put this garden in probably seven years ago, of course we added more and more plants over the years. Now it is almost no maintenance! I do have to trim and take out the baby pecan trees that grow up where the squirrels plant our pecans. Mostly though this garden just gives and gives and gives and we feel so lucky to have such a beautiful front yard.

The first thing to bloom are the larkspur. I collected these wildflower seeds when I worked at Home to Garden and loved seeing them bloom in the early spring there.

Here is the garden in late April. My Red Cascade rose seemed to have more blooms than ever before, and the Mexican Bird of Paradise was loaded down as well.

Mexican Bird of Paradise up close. This is one of my favorite plants.

This bloom is on our Desert Willow tree, the variety is called 'Bubba'.

A miniature pink rose with Santolina and Golden Oregano.

Spineless Prickly Pear with Blue Larkspur and a native Texas yellow flowering plant that I forgot the name of.

Mexican Feather grass, another favorite, with blooming Santolina.

My Cardoon in bloom, it's taller than me!

A view of the whole garden

1 comment:

Emily said...

Ashely, your garden looks so wonderful. Thank you for sharing this-fabulous!