Monday, July 19, 2010

Through the Garden Gate: #8


I spent several hours this morning cutting back Echinaceas and pulling weeds out back. Much to my delight, the hybrid Texas Bluebells (Eustoma grandiflorum/Lisianthus) are blooming prolifically. Only one problem: you can't see the blooms too well because the plants are so floppy. I'll have to do something about that later this week: I was interrupted in my gardening efforts today by the latest round of storms. Saturday night it was the lightning that was awesome ... today it was the thunder, rumbling long and low over and over again. Since Annie the Garden Terrierist is unnerved by even the least little bit of thunder, I kept her company during the worst of it ... we decided the best place to do that was on the bed, where we could cuddle up and try to nap. I don't know about Annie but I did manage to doze off for a while.

As for the view through the garden gate, I ran out just as the sun was setting to capture this shot. I'd have taken the time to get a better picture if I weren't afraid of dropping the camera every time I slapped a mosquito!

6 comments:

Leslie said...

It looks so nice Cindy! Hope the skeeters tone it down soon.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

I love your view though the garden gate. How lush and lovely everything looks. The mailbox looks great in the midst of the garden. The skeeters are very bad here too--it makes early morning gardening expeditions unbearable.

Elizabeth Barrow said...

Thanks for the tour, Cindy! These mosquitos are enough to carry you away, I know!

Peeoknee said...

First visit. And I love this photo of your gardens. The skeets are bad here also. And the heat and humidity. I have enjoyed your blog and posts. Thanks for sharing...

gardenjunkiesblog.com said...

As yes, the legendary Texas skeeters :-) Love the photo of your garden with everything looking so fresh. Sometimes storms are good.

Helen @ Gardening With Confidence said...

Hey Cindy,


I just wanted you to know I added your blog to the soon to be launched North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association blog roll for NC Blogs!

http://www.tarheelgardening.com/wordpress/

I also wanted to make sure you received my new link for Gardening With Confidence's blog

www.gardeningwithconfidence.com/blog.

Thanks!

I hope you are doing well!, H