Saturday, November 24, 2007

Garden Update

The Society Garlic is blooming!

We added a new Honeysuckle vine.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Garden Update

I normally don't care for orange roses or orange anything but I'll make an exception for this rose! It's been delighting me all day! The sun hitting it makes it glow but I wanted to get an after sunset shot so you can see the color. Don't you just want to wrap yourself up in it? I love how it has gold tones and fades to lighter apricot and blushes pink.
Also we put the perennial Lantana in the ground and potted some yummy scented Petunias.
Our row of Viola's and Alyssum is growing nicely.
We also moved the Bougainvillea so it's along a fence and gets plenty of sun. Plus we will be able to see it while sitting on the patio.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Beautiful Rose

This morning I looked outside and the rose bud that had started blooming was looking so stunning that I had to take a photo!
I also saw the most stunning hummingbird today, but I had just set the camera down and couldn't grab it to try taking a photo! Oh I wish I could have gotten him, he had maroon on the top of his head and a purple stripe along his throat! Just beautiful!
Here is Madie in the garden! The Viola's and Alyssum we planted are doing great!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Fall Additions!

We couldn't resist getting a few perennials for fall planting, since it is the best time to plant them so they have a running start in spring!
We also got some Alyssum and Viola's for winter flowers. I just adore Viola's and they spread nicely and I'm sure will be beautiful during the cold months! Ah you gotta love the deserts year round gardening! We've planted Sweet Peas for winter too.
The perennials we put in this area from left to right are Society Garlic, Dwarf Lily of the Nile, a pink Autumn Salvia, and Verbena(can't really see it back there in the shade). I think the Verbena might be getting too much shade and will need to be moved.
Here is some Bougainvillea on the back wall, which I think is in too much shade! I didn't realize how much shade was there and I thought the Bougainvillea would be stunning on that wall but it might have to be moved and replaced with a shade lover.
A yummy honey smelling yellow Butterfly Bush! This will get nice an big! The hummingbirds will love it and I can cut flowers for bouquets!
We got this pretty red rose! For some reason we've noticed that red roses always seem to do the best. They usually are the most bug free for us. It smells very good too. The name is Olympiad which is supposed to be a good variety and does well in the desert.
Most everything we got is drought tolerant, but the reason we put the rose there is when the grass is watered the water runs to this spot which will be perfect for the rose, but would have been too much water for a drought tolerant plant. The spot also gets full sun!

Friday, September 28, 2007

New Garden in the Desert

Here is the start of a new Desert Garden! It's kinda sad to start all over again, but at the same time it's fun to pick new plants again.
Here is a pot of plants I picked 2 annuals to give quick color and 1 perennial to grow for next season. I chose a bright green Sweet Potato and a bicolor Angelonia because both grow really fast! I also bought a Guara because it's really drought tolerant and will be nice and overflowing the pot next season.
Here's my pretty red Salvia, it's one of my favorite perennial plants that the hummingbirds love too!
Lastly a pretty pink mini-rose we couldn't resist! And it smells really yummy! We also bought a larger rose but it doesn't have any blooms right now.
Gerard is starting a bunch of seeds too, a ton of Sweet Pea's which it's the perfect time for Sweet Peas any other time of the year and it's too hot for them here! We are so lucky to be able to have some flowers in the winter!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Our First Home in Georgia

Front Door & Foyer
Dining Room
Kitchen & Breakfast Nook (view from dining room)
Breakfast Nook (view from kitchen)
Kitchen (view from breakfast nook)
Breakfast Nook (view from living room)
Living Room/Great Room
Exercise Room
Guest Bathroom
Guest Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Walk-in Closet
Master Bathroom