The anticipation has been building and the day is finally here ... it's the Garden Bloggers' Hoe Down, hosted by Carol of May Dreams Gardens! Here on my corner of Katy, only one hoe consented to be photographed for this post. The long-handled Cobrahead I won at the Garden Bloggers' Spring Fling was not only willing but positively eager to show herself off. My other hoe (I know, Carol, only two hoes? The horror!) went into hiding, and search though I might, I was unable to find her. She's grown shabby and rusty over the years and evidently couldn't bear the comparisons with her much younger and more sophisticated counterpart. Cleo the Cobrahead is very photogenic, as you can see in the following pictures. She'd have preferred Annie Leibovitz to do the photo shoot but had to make do with the Head Gardener here on MCOK.
Cleo posed in front of the gate to the back garden:She's very proud of the work she did in the area around the arch:Cleo asked that I take her picture with the Rangoon Creeper, a favorite plant:That Texas sun gets mighty hot and the right cowboy hat can make all the difference:Finally, when her work is done, Cleo relaxes in the shade of the Persian vitex: