Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wildflower Wednesday: On The Road to Round Top

It's that time of year again ... just when the Head Gardener and I are both thoroughly sick of summer, and quite certain that nothing could make being outside worthwhile, the roadside fields of Central Texas go wild.  All along Highway 237 and Highway 159, they'll be popping up everywhere ... those harbingers of fall that bring joy to even the HG's hardened heart.  

I speak, of course, of the antiques and junk dealers who blanket said fields with all manner of rusty stuff.  Heat be danged, the HG and I are on a mission!  We saddle up FloraBob, the little green truck, and we're off to explore the highways and byways in search of yard art.  Sometimes we also find botanical treasures that make our heart sing and so it was today.  All along the roads to Round Top and Warrenton, we saw white rain lilies blooming profusely.  Happily, we were able to pull over and grab some quick pictures to share with y'all for Wildflower Wednesday.  

And, yes, not only did Central Texas get some blessed rain this past week ... so did my corner of Katy!!!!!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Now Blooming In Someone Else's Garden: Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day September 2013

Over the weekend, my pals Genny, Laura and I traveled to Oklahoma to visit our friend DeAnna in her new home outside Oklahoma City.  A longtime Katy resident, DeAnna is new not only to OKC but to gardening.  Fortunately, I know just the person to steer her in the right direction and even more fortunately, Dee Nash of Red Dirt Ramblings graciously invited us to visit her country cottage gardens.  Thank you, Dee ... it was a treat for all of us!  

Summer Phlox (P. paniculata) in Dee
Nash's Oklahoma garden