Wow, I've been so busy lately I've hardly had time to blog. Or read any blogs. And here it is halfway through the month and already Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, hosted by Carol at May Dreams Garden. So I'll post just a few photos and tell you what I've been up to.
Above is the rose called 'Janet'. I've ranted a bit about this rose before and its floppy-headed nature. But right now it's redeeming itself by blooming like crazy (the second rose to bloom this season) and holding its blooms upright. So it's got a reprieve from the compost heap, at least for a while.
My more-than-busy life started a few weeks ago when I started attending the Louisiana Master Gardeners class. There's a lot of stuff to learn!
The last of my Texas bluebonnets...so sad. They were lovely while they lasted.
About 10 days ago I went to the Caroline Dorman Nature Preserve, a fabulous place in full springtime bloom that I want to blog about. But maybe I will next week...
My Madame Alfred Carriere climbing rose is still blooming away along with my Carnaby clematis (climbing up the rose trellis) and some white bearded iris. I can't wait for my standard Nanho Purple Butterfly Bush, Buddleia davidii ‘Nanho Purple’, to start blooming. That's it in the pot.
All the rest of my bearded irises are starting to bloom. This, along with some yellow ones, were brought from my old house. I don't know what kind they are since I bought them at the Zilker Garden Spring Fest (or whatever it was called) some time ago. The white irises that were here when we moved in, are also blooming.
The thing that has kept me most busy is that I started a new job at a garden center. I gotta tell ya, my bones are dog tired at the end of the day. Especially my feet! We never, ever sit down. And this time of year we're very busy unloading plants from trucks. I'm so tired I can't even make it to my yoga class anymore. I'm hoping I get used to this eventually.
There are a few more things blooming in my garden today: white Nicotiana, 'Fireworks' clematis in addition to 'Carnaby', a few Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthenum vulgare) are starting to bloom, 'Cherokee Purple' tomato, ‘Million Bells Trailing Blue’ Calibrachoa, pansies and alyssum, dwarf pomegranate, Verbena bonariensis, 'Patrick’s Abutilon' (Abutilon hybridum), 'Temari Patio Red' verbena, 'Early' Jalepeno pepper, chives, one Wild Italian arugula plant, and'Homestead Pink' and 'Lanai Bright Pink' verbenas. Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day everyone! :-)