Thursday, October 21, 2010


Sweet Potato Emarald Lace

You may remember my chaise lounge from earlier posts here and here. At the moment it is covered in chartreuse like the color it is painted. Stay tune for its next incarnation.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Vinca Cora Pink and Cora Burgundy, Swamp Sunflower, Texas Asters, and Arnold the Flying Metal Pig.

Monday, October 18, 2010


Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' and Rose 'Sweet Pea'
Another plant from my garden decided to make friends with a potted plant nearby. I noticed my 'Sweet Pea' Rose getting frisky with my Yucca 'Color Guard. I hope they didn't noticed me taking pictures.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Swamp Sunflower Update

My Swamp Sunflowers are really taking off now. A while back I posted a picture of when they were just beginning. Now that they are in full bloom the scent is even more DIVINE!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Celosia and American Beautyberry

I planted a couple of different varieties of Celosia seeds a few years back. Since then, they re-seed all over the garden. I let them grow wherever they pop up. They have morphed, through the years, and each plant seems to have different characteristics. This one popped up in front of my American Beautyberry. It's grown to about four and half feet tall. The color combination of the purple berries behind the reddish purple Celosia spikes is quite pleasing to view.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Hot and Sweet Ensemble
Gomphrena haageana Strawberry Fields, Profusion Zinnia Apricot, Ornamental Peppers Sangria and Calico.

Monday, October 11, 2010


Zinnia elegans

I sewed red Zinnia elegans seeds in July. This is the first bloom. There are three other about to open up as well. I like starting them late because powdery mildew seems not to bother them as much in the fall. Instead of a multitude of colors I decided to go with just one bright red. It's a shocking red - the best kind!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Scarlet Sage (Salvia coccinea) / Setcreasea pallida 'Purple Heart' / Setcreasea (unknown variety) / Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosum)
I'm going to try something new. On Tuesdays I will be posting pictures of ensembles. Other than the plant names there will be no text. I'm terrible about doing anything routine, but I'm going to give it a shot. Let's start it off with this quartet.

Monday, October 4, 2010


California Aloe and Garlic Chives

The cool thing about putting potted plants in amongst the flowering garden beds is that sometimes unexpected combinations appear. I liked seeing the pristine white blooms of the Garlic Chives flopping over into my silvery blue Aloe California. I wish I could say I planned it, but I can't, I only discovered it.

Friday, October 1, 2010


Salvia coccinea 'Coral Nymph'
Yippee it's October! The weather is beautiful outside!!! In Texas, the autumn is spring part II! To celebrate I'm showing off my 'Coral Nymph.' The color reminds me of spring and fall. Mix a handful of easter egg pink with a tablespoon of autumn orange and what do you get? Coral!