Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring in our Garden Part Deux

Since we are having such a fabulous Spring here in Texas, I thought I would share with you more pictures from our work in progress garden.

We added some Knockout Roses next to the Lavender. They looked so pretty in the rain.

These Irises were planted many years ago.  

I just purchased this Alstromeria. I had these in my old garden and loved them.

The Coral Honeysuckle Vine was recently added to attract the hummingbirds. 

The Firecracker Fern is blooming. This plant is huge! I'm going to have to divide it.

We planted this Bottlebrush Bush last year. It is finally blooming.

Is it just me or do the blooms look like red yarn?

Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring in our Garden

We are still working on our garden and have a LONG way to go before it looks the way we want. March the 25th will be our one year anniversary in our new home. Here is a look at some small improvements we have made and what is going on in the garden:

Pots of Annuals for color

New growth on the Rising Sun Redbud

Pot full of Impatiens that overwintered

First Love Dianthus

Spanish Lavender

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Rain Drops

We are getting some wonderful Spring rainfall. Should be a great wildflower season.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Bacon and Egg Candy

When I saw these on the internet, I knew I had to make some. I love a good salty and sweet combo. The recipe is pretty easy and the cuteness factor is pretty high.

Bacon and Egg Candy Recipe:

1 package M&M's (sort through and pick out all the yellow ones)
1 package white chocolate chips, melted
1 package pretzel sticks, broken in half


Melt chocolate in the microwave or by tempering it on the stove, stirring constantly. Let the chocolate cool slightly (the "yolks" will break if the chocolate is hot). Line several baking sheets with wax paper. Spoon approximately a tablespoon of the melted white chocolate on the wax paper. Place a single, yellow M&M, blank side up, in the middle of the chocolate. Place the pretzel sticks on the side. Place in the fridge for 5 minutes or leave at room temperature until chocolate has hardened. Remove candies from wax paper using a knife or an icing spreader.