Sunday, April 16, 2017

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day: April 2017

First, a few words to our gracious and delightful Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day host, Carol of May Dreams Gardens: See, Indy? Not only did I get pictures of blooms as I said I would but I posted them too!  Okay, there are only two ... but life has been especially chaotic here on my corner of Katy recently and doesn't promise to settle down any time soon.  We took time out today to celebrate the miracle of spring ... these were the views as I sat with my mother on the patio and listened to the birds sing.

Larkspur, toadflax, alyssum and some pink verbena on the far left

The big white blooms are white Callirhoe involucrata, which is at its tiptop best right now!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Big News from My Corner of Katy: Incredible Discovery Will Make The Head Gardener Rich!

The Head Gardener is beyond ecstatic to report her discovery today in the gardens of Wit's End of a fantastic new hybrid of Rudbeckia, unlike any ever seen before.  The working name for this spectacularly unusual black-eyed beauty is Caterpillar Rudbeckia. However, the HG is willing to negotiate propagation and/or naming rights for an immodest fee. She is patiently awaiting the calls from the big names in horticulture and the inevitable bidding war that will result from her find. I've just popped a bottle of bubbly at her insistence.  Before she took her first quaff,  she graciously consented to allow me to post a picture.  Feast your eyes, my friends!