Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spring Flowers


I was playing around with my camera and I thought I'd share them. My poor plants have seen it all this spring. We have been going through a drought, so they haven't got nearly enough water. At times I think I'm back in Lubbock because the wind seems to blow nonstop. We even had a pretty bad hail storm (that was pretty rough on my car, but that's another story). On top of that, our neighbors pet deer seem to like us better and have started living at our house (that's another story too.) I usually have a whole bed of larkspurs blooming, but between Peanut the deer and the bunny rabbits, I have none. Peanut also ate my Hibiscus, which I was not happy about. Luckily I still have a few plants that are thriving despite the mother nature and the wild life....





Esperanza's (Tecoma stans) do very well in our area.


It gets really hot in the summers on my front porch so I've resulted to collecting cactus and succulants.
The hail storm also did a number on my garden, but everything survived. I have it fenced off so that Peanut and the bunnies can only lick their lips and drool over my fresh veggies. We got to eat our first batch of lettuce this weekend. The funny thing about me is that I'm not much of a veggie lover, but I love to grow them. I'm growing tomatoes, lettuce, green beans, peas, cucumbers, peppers, bell peppers, and squash. Here's a pic of my little bed of lettuce. It's the first time I've grown it, and I have to say it was pretty good.




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11 comments:

MJ said...

It looks like you have been busy. Last year Cary and the kids planted a garden. The kids loved watching it all grow. This year we have not planted a thing. I hope it is not to late.

marty39 said...

Your flowers are gorgeous. The weather has really been strange everywhere, but so glad most survived. Your vegetable garden will be so much fun and so many goodies. We have a garden also and I get so spoiled by the fresh lettuce that I hate to have to buy the store kind. I just go out and clip off a few leaves off the bottom of several plants and then they just keep growing and I still have enough for that day. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

I Play Outside The Box said...

How I wish I had a green thumb!! Your things look lovely!

bec4 said...

I wish it was planting time here--almost! We are supposed to wake up to 3-6 inches of snow, AGAIN!

Girly Stuff said...

The pics are really good.

You never told me where you got the shirts!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I'm trying lettuce for the first time this year too. I hope mine looks as good as yours when it gets growing.

Really Rainey said...

I love how the water gathered in that succulent photo... really nice photo!
~Really Rainey~

Beth at Aunties said...

I am going to enjoy our spring, and your photos make me long for fresh lettuce in the summer. Your succulants were fun.

Very Nice post and I enjoyed my visit.

Beth`♥

santamaker said...

thanks so much for visiting me today.
Your esperanzas are just beautiful. Have never seen those before.

Jen r. said...

Love the plants! I can't wait till we have more around here! Jen

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Sorry I am late getting around to visit... I hope you had a Happy Outdoor Wednesday....and that you will participate again soon! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan