|Gaura 'Siskiyou Pink' from David of Tropical Texana|
One of the best things about gardening on my corner of Katy is the opportunities it gives me to meet other gardeners and garden enthusiasts. That's partly how I became acquainted with David of Tropical Texana, now counted as a dear friend. We exchange plants and stories of our successes and failures: I am happy to report that after numerous failed attempts to grow Gaura 'Siskiyou Pink', the plant David gave me is thriving! When David first started blogging and I became one of his readers, I had no idea that he was the same Mr P who taught at the elementary school my children had attended. I knew that Mr P was a gardener because we'd met and talked at a daylily sale once years ago. It was something of a "well, duh" moment when I finally put it all together. It also turns out he was a regular drive-by visitor to my corner.
|Green Anole on the Gaura|
Speaking of expansion, here's another friend in my garden: a green anole lizard, inflating his dewlap in his search for female companionship. I knew what that pouch was called thanks to David, who shared info about the Green Anole in his most recent post. It makes me happy to think about how much larger my world has become since I became a gardener. Then I think about how much larger it WILL be because of gardening and it boggles my mind!