Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Plant Envy

 I was first introduced to the Lavender Lady Passionflower vine on Pam Penick's blog Digging. Since I'm obsessed with Passionflowers, I knew I had to add this variety to my garden. It is one of my favorite plants. It is an evergreen, a host plant for gulf fritillary butterflies and has gorgeous pink and purple showy flowers. That is a winning combination in my book.

Another plant I have been searching for is the Chocolate Daisy.  Jenny at Rock Rose
has featured this native plant several times on her blog. It really does smell like chocolate!

I've been coveting the Twinkle Pink Cuphea in Pam Penick's garden for years. I first saw it in 2009 on Pam's blog Digging.  Locating it has been no easy task. I planted the Pink Cuphea  next to the White Mistflower. Looking forward to seeing this flowering combination in the Fall.

Thank you Pam and Jenny for your wonderful garden blogs. I have learned so much about gardening by reading your posts.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

April showers bring May flowers

We finally got some much needed rain last night. Thank goodness we were spared the hail storm.  I'm grateful because don't think the small tomato plants could take it. I'm hoping April will bring more showers.

Blackfoot Daisy and Spanish Lavender

The Lavender bed is in full bloom. The blooms remind me of bunny ears.

Texas Gold Columbine

Mexican Buckeye