There are buds beginning to open on our myrtle tree. We have two of them and they are quite young. They are not planted in the best place in the yard. They don't get much sun and the soil in that small area is not good. In addition, because we have had so little rain in the two years in which we have lived here, it has been a struggle to keep them alive. But here they are budding to leaf already this year.
The liquid amber tree that the association planted in the fall, on the bank of the creek at the bottom of our small stretch of yard, is doing really well. Big fat buds beginning to break out into leaf.
This weird looking thing is actually my plumeria which has some green growth at the end of the stumps with tiny little shoots on the tips. It will not actually bloom until late summer, but large green leaves will hopefully appear before then. Early spring ice plant flowers in the background.
When we moved here two years ago, we brought with us several cuttings from our Jade plant. Jades are plentiful around here so they weren't a priority for us. We stuck them in a bucket with some water and there they stayed for almost a year. Finally we got around to planting them at the edge of our property on the bank of the creek. We planted three small clippings hoping they would develop into three small bushes making a kind of hedge. Then if we liked that effect we might plant more and develop a low hedge defining our property from the bank of the creek. Well they have tripled in size and this little one even has the tiny pale pink flowers. Jade plants flower in the winter and are very easy to grow and to propagate, but I wanted at least one plant from our old house, just for memory's sake.
This is my entry to ABC Wednesday, the project set up by Mrs. Nesbitt and continued by Roger Owen Green. We are now in our 15th round. Click HERE to see what other members of this fine group have chosen to represent the letter G.