It seems that there is something new to see in the garden every day. And, despite living here for about 14 years, it seems as if I get to meet new neighbors every day. Being on a corner means we get quite a lot of foot traffic and it’s nice to have a quick chat and sometimes share any pups or seedlings that I may be digging out. So far this year, I’ve given away loads of grasses, cosmos, rockrose pups, day flowers, lilies, and lambs ear.
The purple basil is spreading like crazy. I need to remember to keep it trimmed low so it doesn’t grow to the height of a sunflower like it did last year. I wish I knew some uses for purple basil. It smells really bitter so I don’t think it would be good to use in cooking:
I can’t get enough of the Cerinthe major that was an impulse buy at the counter at Barton Springs Nursery this year. It continues to look lovely, and the leaves have a fabulous electric blue green tint to them:
I planted a packet of hollyhock seeds in the fall as I remember the side border at Wood Road used to have loads of them. I didn’t think they would make it here in Texas, but I got my first bloom today:
This beauty of a firecracker plant keeps me company during my morning showers now that it is warm enough to take my ablutions outside!
This African Iris plant was a gift from the Lepards from their garden in Big Spring:
And these irises are from Grandpa Larry’s farm in Knott:
I planted the family plants next to this lovely orange lily that has never bloomed more than one flower in the past:
And the other corner (Sandy and Trish’s) is looking fab right now. Wish I could get coneflowers to grow: