Give to Wendy Davis!
3 years ago
“It is only to the gardener that time is a friend, giving each year more than he steals.”
Beverley Nichols, Merry Hall
Growing outside her door
Soon they’re gonna be in bloom up in Annandale
I can’t stand her
Doing what she did before
Living like a gypsy queen in a fairy tale
My Old School
Palm grass, an invasive pest in Asia, goes mano a mano with Austin clay.
The variegated ginger is blooming a lot, but you have to get close to see the orchid-like flower.
The Pindo palm loves the heat and is throwing off new fronds happily. It gets fed frequently and is mulched heavily with leaf rot. At right are fencerow of crinums that have yet to bloom at this house.
Laguna Gloria in winterGarden Bloggers Bloom Day has come and gone at Aurora with little to report beyond stunted roses. Austin’s protracted drought dovetails unavoidably with the economic meltdown in fostering doomy regret about the orgiastic spending on plants I’ve undertaken in my two years here at this garden. And even xeriscape plants seem a little like Marie Antoinette’s cake at this point. What, after all, can this environment sustain beyond prickly pear and yucca?