Sunday, January 31, 2010

I love surprises!

I'm not sure the name of this little gem, but I bought it recently from Great Outdoors when I was putting together plants for the japanese style garden. It's colors and leaf shapes went well with the other plants I had picked. It surprised me with blooms and growth during the winter.

I've not figured out where to put this flowering shrub.... but it surprised me with a bloom! This gardener's bad habit - buy something, don't know where to put it, keep it sitting in the garden in the pot....... finally figure out it's perfect place and plant it. This little shrub has been in a pot for too long to admit to....

Ok, so not such a good pic - but this varigated bamboo has new growth coming up. Very deep colors - love it.

As a fairly new blogger, I'm experimenting with pictures and text placement.... not sure about my choices for today's post!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Oh, what's a gardener to do....

Oh, what's a gardener to do..... after the freezes in Austin. Post pics of rocks !!!!

I added rocks, ornamental grasses and tree stumps around my water feature last fall.

These Rocks I harvested from the cemetery on Hancock near Mopac - free for the taking.

A pic of my greenhouse - purchased off of Craigslist... still have 5 panes of glass to replace, cover the foundation with bricks that match my house, build benches - and let the planting begin!

The buddha lady in my japanese-garden-in-progress - still looking good! :)