Friday, January 3, 2014



Amaryllis La Paz

It's a new year and what better way to start it than to show off a beautiful Amaryllis that is blooming in my house!  La Paz was a gift from a special friend.  The painting in the background is one I did way way way back.

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Japanese Garden in Fort Worth

I got to see the turning leaves at the Japanese Garden, a few days ago, before the freezing temps arrived.  It was a beautiful day!

Friday, November 1, 2013


November Rose Bouquet
I just picked these roses for my friends.  The Bouquet includes Caldwell Pink, Cinco de Mayo, Belinda's Dream, Graham Thomas, Maggie, Burgundy Iceberg, and Marie Pavie roses.

Sunday, October 27, 2013


Things are getting a little creepy in Donald's garden!  Must be close to Halloween!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013



Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus)
I usually give up trying to grow a plant, if I haven't had success after three tries.  This is my third time growing Cardoon and so far so good!  The blooms of Cynara cardunculus typically don't bloom until their second year.  I'm crossing my fingers because the purple thistle like flowers are spectacular.   

Monday, September 2, 2013


Sweet Autumn Clematis

I've renamed this vine Sweet Hotter than Hell Clematis, since in Texas it blooms in late August and early September.  The hot  summer sun magnifies its sweet heady fragrance. By the time the part of year it's name for comes around the blooms are pretty much spent.   This Clematis climbs up an arbor in close vicinity to a huge American Beautyberry and an elderly Crepe Myrtle, which both contrast nicely with its pristine white flowers.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Summer garden bouquet  for AFA