Thursday, October 14, 2010

Three for Thursday: Through the Garden Gate #Whatever

As I was pondering today's Three for Thursday topic on this cool and crisp fall morning, it occurred to me that I haven't done a Through the Garden Gate post in quite a while.  So I headed outside with the camera to remedy that.
I think I found the stone marker at Nelson Water Gardens several years ago ... the gnome (be afraid, be very afraid) was a Christmas gift from my daughter a few years back.  We got as far as buying the paints to transform him into a proper garden gnome, then never found time to actually sit down and paint him.  Perhaps that's what's keeping him from joining forces with Seamus and instigating an insurrection.  If you're wondering what the heck I'm talking about, read this post about a how-to guide every gardener should own.


I rarely think to look north through the garden gate and show you the view of the rose bed, so that's today's third shot.  If you want a plant that can handle drought without skipping a beat, Dwarf Barbados Cherry (Malpighia glabra) is a root hardy perennial shrub that blooms in cycles from spring through fall here on my corner of Katy.  

I hope you'll join me in posting Three for Thursday, if not this week, then next! Pick 3 pictures of plants from your garden ... tell us about 3 books you've read that you want to share ... rant about 3 things that bug the heck out of you ... show us 3 pieces of garden art or 3 photos of egregious crimes against gardening ... you choose what your three will be.  Just have fun, be creative and leave me a comment when your post is up! 

5 comments:

Gail said...

I love the views in your garden Cindy~and that I can enlarge the photos to full screen and really get a peak! I am being very careful to not have eye contact with any gnomes~Just in case~gail

Elizabeth Barrow said...

Is that white coral vine in your corner of Katy? Very pretty!

meemsnyc said...

Your garden is gorgeous!

Rebecca said...

I'm not sure I've ever visited your corner before! I REALLY enjoyed the view - it's my kind of garden. I also like the Three on Thursday idea. I'm going to mark it in my date book and see if I can't come up with 3 myself!

Cindy, MCOK said...

Thanks, y'all!

The white coral vine and the species coral vine seem to have crossed, creating a combo of white and pink flowers on the same vine!

Rebecca, thank you! Please do join me on Three For Thursday!