Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Maximilian Sunflower Helianthus maximiliani

I just got this vase for next to nothing.  My Maximilian Sunflowers are in full bloom at the moment so I thought I'd put the vase to use.  Not a bad combo!

Sunday, October 7, 2012



Yesterday I made a trek out to the Tyler Rose Garden with the Rainbow Garden Club of North Texas.  Not only do they have 38,000 rose bushes, but they also have quite a nice display of annuals and perennials.  It was a nice day that inspired me to get back to work in my garden. This first rose is Artistry, the second is Distant Drums, Eglantyne is next, and lastly Gertrude Jekyll.  

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Stapelia gigantea

I looked outside tonight and saw that my Stapelia had finally bloomed.  I've waited two years!  I have to say it does have a creepy factor but ultimately it's somewhere between cool and beautiful!

Sunday, August 5, 2012


I was recently a passenger on the roads of western Colorado. These photos were snapped from inside the car.

Sunday, July 22, 2012


My wonderful friend Casey made me this beautiful piece of art for my birthday yesterday.  It moves me.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Patio Pots Part II

Here is another corner of my patio.  I have a mix of succulents nestled in this part of my patio that hopefully make good neighbors .  If I could squeeze more in, I probably would!