Here is what the Zexmenia looks like now.
My nasturtiums that wont bloom
Angel wing begonia and white wax begonia
Cherry sage and Mexican Mint Marigold (this is not an old photo. the cherry sage just blooms all the time.)
Here is my "harvest" from the garden yesterday. Snow peas and cherry tomatoes (Jaune Flamme). I think that means yellow flame in French. Anyway they are orange when ripe, not red. Forgot to take a photo of the broccoli.
Stomatium mustilinum, a nocturnal SA ice plant. Not quite a bloom but I will probably miss them because I work so late. He suffered during the heat but is putting out a lot of new plump and warty leaves.
yes, my daffodils share space with other plants.
In fact my soil is full of stuff; I am a "squeezer" gardener.
Daffodils come up, after irises ... near by daylilies and liliums, and the perennials will cover the spend leaves until next year.
I did have and still have a big problem losing my roses to Rose Rosette Disease ... so I will have some more room this spring to divide my daylilies ...
The pictures in attachment are from last year, taken on February 3rd 2012. It was an exceptional warm winter and everything was so earlier ...
2nd year growing HELLEBORE ... It is in bloom right now ... I am not really crazy about it.
The white varieties did survive our summer. I did also have two pink varieties ... but I don't seem them.
This was an experiment.
My self-seeded violas are staring to bloom.
They are really small and hard to see in the garden, but I love them.
Also I will have a bearded iris blooming real soon.
Dusty Miller and decorative cabbages are growing in the front garden.
Kitt, Ive always been absent-minded, even as a kid, but this aging thing Ive contracted (chuckle) is making it a lot worse. I was able to tell you about the narcissus that day but next week, I might not be able to remember the word at the moment even if you paid me. So frustrating. I think I get some practice remembering things here on DG. It is definitely a stimulating place to be. Thanks to all of you.
better photo of the Gaura
cyclamen and lavender lantana
Gai-lan chinese cabbage-it bolted despite being planted early December
Green Goliath broccoli OP main head already harvested, makes a lot of side heads.
have photo of red begonias, white allyssum and blue pansies but it wont load. says, "undefined"
Oh my goodness; so much stuff is BLOOMING! Back East people are proud about a few snowdrops in February! Especially that rosemary! I just kill rosemary. I never think about it blooming. My goodness!!!!
#1 Leucojum aka Snowdrops in bloom right now in TX.
#2 more Daffodils
#3 Jackoquils ~ not the correct name but shared by a friend and she called it that.
#4 Vinca minor under the bird feeder. When it blooms, I am always surprised.
Hi Kristi. Are Jack o quils a cross between jonquils and something? Lots of flowers may be prettier but none smells better than jonquils. Love the vinca, Havent seen any since I was a child in North Louisiana.
I didn't have any luck with the variegated Vinca here but this stuff is durable. I ignore it and it remains green all winter, surprises me with blooms and hides all the discarded birdseed and sunflower hulls under the feeder. The only thing I have to do it keep it pruned back from spreading too far.
On the Jackoquils, I had their real name but have lost it in my shuffle. I will try to get the correct name for them. They smell wonderful just like the jonquils.
Fragrance and springtime... I noticed today the Carolina jessamine is getting ready to open. It also smells wonderful.
Mutabilis Roses (earth-kind series)
This is a must-have rose. I use it as an edge.
It grows with no problem to 8'. Evergreen and constantly blooming. Each flower has a different color: from pink, to fucsia to peach color.
I did plant so many bulbs for all seasons in my first two years of living in this house.
In the past six years I have been just enjoying looking at them popping in and out and multiply every year !!
So nice and so fragrant.
you should give another try to Columbine. I have so many varieties in my garden where they re-seed freely (but not invasive). Maybe you will need to plant it in the fall, let it establish during the winter and survive our hot summer. I respect water restriction here in Irving. Ex. last summer we could water only twice a week and I had no problem. Right now my sprinklers are off.