Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Bouquet of Inland Sea Oats

Inland Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) seed freely if left through the winter. I've got more than enough of them so I decided, this year, to make a bouquet. The bunch looks just as fresh today as it did three months ago.

Monday, October 12, 2015


Rainbow Garden Club Meeting

This past Sunday I hosted a meeting for The Rainbow Garden Club of Dallas.  Our speaker was Janet K. Smith who spoke on bat houses. She encouraged us all to erect bat houses to combat mosquitoes and other unfriendly insects, which we all agreed is a much better remedy than harmful pesticides. my neighbor I and are planning on putting a couple of them up soon.

If you'd like to buy one Janet's bat houses, they will soon be available at The Petropolitan.

Monday, September 14, 2015


The Oxblood Lilies (Rhodophiala bifida) are in bloom!  Nothing like bright red to lead you to the end of a path!

Thursday, July 9, 2015


Double Purple Datura

This Datura is growing in a section of my garden devoted to the color purple. 
It's gorgeous when more than one flower is in bloom.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


Amaranthus caudatus Green Cascade and Love Lies Bleeding in a bed of Lemon Grass, 

Gomphrena Globosa  and Celosia

Background plants include Texas Rock Rose, Texas Sage, Anisacanthus, Beautyberry
and Crepe Myrtle.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Zinnia Bernary's Giant Lime, Bernary's Giant Wine, & Queen Lime Red

One of my favorite summer flowers is Zinnia. These are the first blooms of the season.  I got all the seeds from Select Seeds.

Friday, June 5, 2015


I'm very fond of my orange and purple Coneflowers especially when they are blooming along with my orange Daylilies.  I look forward to this show every June.