Tag Archives: flowers

2015_Day 308: Gadzooks, more ganzanias

Another flower in my flower beds that doesn’t seem to want to let go of summer is the gazania. I planted these on a whim, along with some yellow poppies. The gazanias were late bloomers compared to the zinnias, cosmos and marigolds, but they’ve continued to stay green. Continue reading

2015_Day 294: Blooms are back


A month ago, my crape myrtle was full of blooms — beautiful, pink, velour-like blooms. They’ve mostly been gone for the past few weeks, until a couple days ago when I noticed a corsage-size bunch of them blooming near the bottom of the shrub. Continue reading

2015_Day 283: The appeal of mums


I’m not sure why, but chrysanthemums have never been high on my list of fall flowers. But in Texas, it’s hard to ignore them this time of year. They’re everywhere. In huge corsages given to high school girls by their boyfriends during Homecoming week. In every grocery and garden store. On display in front yards and local businesses. Continue reading

2015_Day 275: Cool weather and more containers?


I must be feeling better the past few days because I’ve started thinking about a new backyard project for the fall. My seven-week itch (a really lovely, extremely itchy rash/hives) has calmed somewhat and I’m not cringing at the thought of spending more than 10 minutes outside. Continue reading