Friday, February 27, 2015

Lady Gaga Sighted On My Corner of Katy ...


Those of you who have followed this blog for a while may recall that the corner bed was formerly graced by a Bauhinia galpinii known as Tina Turner, because she took the worst that (Hurricane) Ike threw at her and came out better than ever.  That was 2008 and as the years went on, like any true diva, she took over the stage.  The Head Gardener and I finally had to tell Tina it was time to retire and let another diva shine.  

Now Lady Gaga commands the attention ...


She is surrounded by her beloved Little Monsters, nestled close and making it difficult to get a picture OR evict them from the stage.  

Monday, February 9, 2015

Hot Color on a Hot Day!

I can't say I'm thrilled that the temperature reached 91° today on my corner of Katy. It's made slightly less appalling by the first blooms of the Freesia laxa, also known as Anomatheca laxa, or my favorite of its many botanical names, Lapeirousia laxa. Roll that baby around on your tongue!  The common name for this wee beauty is Woodland Painted Petals. 

I am even less thrilled that a mosquito was buzzing me as I was outside writing this post.  Wrong. Just plain wrong.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Let's see how this mobile blogging works!

This morning, as I was wandering the perimeter, some neighbors stopped to tell me how much they enjoyed my garden. Chuck and Christina moved here from Alabama in August. They are eager to create gardens at their new home and I'm delighted at the prospect of having some fellow gardeners in the neighborhood.

I told him how to find my blog and suggested they look at the past posts to see the evolution of the garden. I admitted somewhat ruefully that I have been remiss in posting in recent months. Got me thinking: what if I tried blogging using an app on my phone? How would that work?

So here we are, about to find out! It's a beautiful spring like day on my corner of Katy and I am sitting outside with coffee and breakfast, enjoying the sunshine and mild temperatures. That's the view from the chair at top.