Saturday, May 3, 2008

Hoedown on My Corner of Katy

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:

10 comments:

Carol said...

Such a life your hoe leads. A hat, a place to sit in the shade, all kinds of flowers and pretty plants around it. We should all be so lucky.

Thanks for joining in the fun of hoes!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Pam/Digging said...

I love seeing that CobraHead door prize in a cowboy hat--ha! I also admired your green garden chair and Arabian vitex. But my god, is that how big they get? I planted one last fall, but not with that much room. Uh-oh.

Cindy said...

Carol, I'm still wondering where the other hoe went ... I could swear I saw it just the other day. I really do think it was too ashamed to be seen.

Pam, I had meant to check out your Persian vitex when we were at your house during the Fling. I had no idea it would get this big either!

Nancy said...

I love your sense of play with the hoe! Your garden is amazing. I'm still working on claiming the front yard from the Home Owner's Association, but I make small inroads at a time so they don't notice right away. Someday, there will be only a small bit of yard, and all the gardens and they're going to scratch their heads and wonder how the Hades I did that overnight. hehehe

Thank you for the plant id!

Cindy said...

Nancy, the yard police can certainly make life a bit more difficult for a gardener. My HOA has grown more lenient since I started replacing grass with garden. I amuse myself thinking of new & different ways to torment them ... there's a giant iron sculpture of a praying mantis that I'd really love to put out front.

Anneliese said...

I think you are probably the first person that I know of to have named her CobraHead (or any garden tool, for that matter)! Frankly, I think it's a fantastic idea, and now I feel I should run out to the barn and name mine. I'll at least wait until morning, though...

Looks like you and Cleo have been having fun!

Cindy said...

Let us know what you name yours, Anneliese!

Gail said...

Cindy,

Hello, Is this where I post? Or at your journal?

Gail

Annie in Austin said...

Oh Cindy - you did have fun with Cleo! Annie Leibovitz might have covered her in milk or roses but the cowboy hat seems just right for Texas!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Cindy said...

Gail, this is the place to be ... my virtual corner of Katy! I'm still pondering what to do over at Carpe Rutila.

Annie, the weather that day definitely called for a hat to protect Miss Cleo's delicate head!