Monday, May 12, 2008

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Wanda recently asked "What is new in your yard?" Well, here it is:

Watering cans all lined up at the ready.













A beautiful plant from my student whom I tutored in math for her junior high entrance test this past month.

















Fortnight Lilies and Jasmine all in bloom. The Jasmine is early. It has a very strong perfume particularly in the evening.

















The orchid cactus has outdone herself this year we must have had more than ten blooms and there are about ten more buds on it. Each bloom is at least 6 or 7 inches wide.











My plumeria survived the few frosty and cold nights we had this past winter. I threw a light cloth over it each night the temp went below 40 degrees





Can you guess what this is????

Answer:
Henrietta, literally upside down, in the planter outside the den window, taking a long and messy dust bath. Yes she survived the winter also.

Sorry I had to take this through the screen. I couldn't open the screen door or either she would have whisked away -- or like a shot Bailey would have been out after her!





Here she is, looking a bit more respectable but still covered in dust. Note the dirt on the patio stone.

The man of the house is not pleased!!

8 comments:

claude said...

Very nice Chrisj !

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

well, mine are growing but yours are beautiful!

Wanda said...

Love your yard Chris ~~~ You did good ~~ thanks for posting you beauties.

Jose said...

You and Wanda have really nice backyards. Maybe I'll give you a tour of mine one of these days.

Kaybee said...

That's hilarious -- Henrietta upside down. She loves your place! The raccoons love ours -- as I walked around the 'estate' today, I found the tell-tale signs all over. I need your 'man of the house' to come and clean up after them!

Libbys Blog said...

Lovely to see round your garden! Chickens too! The orchid cactus and fortnight lilies, would look at home in my garden, although I don't know if it would be warm enough for them here!!!

Kelli said...

Your drawings are beautiful as well as your garden! Have a wonderful week!
~Kelli

Kelli said...

Your drawings are beautiful as well as your garden! Have a wonderful week!
~Kelli