Sunday, March 22, 2015

WHAT A DAY

It has just been a month since my surgery and for the first time I am getting back my enthusiasm for gardening. This morning I worked outside for an hour, walked 1½ miles around the lake, ate tacos at Whole Foods, shopped for paint at Home Depot, bought some 2" succulents and a clematis, popped into Lowe's for a small fountain for my stock tank, came home and sanded down the little table in the front garden. By 5pm I treated myself to a sit down on one of the new chairs and under the new umbrella in the front garden.


The Lady Banks' rose is starting to send out a few blooms on some of the higher arching branches.


It will be another week before the whole rose is in bloom. The Aloe 'David Verity' in the large pot by the front gate made it through the winter. No sign of any blooms though.


This is one of my favorite views in the whole garden, particularly on a clear sunny afternoon. Everything looks so fresh and green with new growth.


Tucked in the corner the Mangave, Macho Moca seems to have overcome the snail damage of last summer and is making lots of new, healthy growth.


Tomorrow I have those little succulents to plant, stain the little table, begin cleaning out the stock tank and dividing the plants, more cutting back and did I hear someone today say it was time to plant beans.............

19 comments:

  1. Wonderful news! It won't be long until I see your beautiful garden in person. Hashtag "sooo looking forward to this".

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  2. LOL!--Never a dull moment when you have a garden.
    So glad to hear you are ready to get back into it. I'm sure the garden has missed you as well.
    Have a wonderful week in the garden

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  3. so glad you are feeling great and back in the garden.

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  4. Yes I think you have your gardening mojo back! Love how fresh and pretty it looks there. Just starting to see some green breaking out here!

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  5. Great news your enthusiasm returns. Prayers continued good health
    I love the yellow roses.

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  6. Wonderful progress! Doesn't sound like you're taking it slow but rather jumping right in!

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  7. Glad you're back in the garden (and everywhere else it seems) Jenny!

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  8. The garden looks beautiful. So glad you're up and moving again.

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  9. I'm glad you hear that you're getting back into the swing! Pace yourself! The 'Lady Banks' rose is beautiful - it's one of my sentimental favorites.

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  10. Wow! Do you bottle and sell that energy? I could use some.
    Your garden...as usual...looks wonderful. Glad you're getting back into the 'groove'.

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  11. I'll say you're back into gardening doing all that...I'm tired just designing at my desk all the long day! Your garden spaces are amazing...I waved from 290, driving last week to-fro Austin.

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  12. Wow! You are like the Energyer Bunny! Spring has a way of doing that to gardeners, especially in Texas because we know the heat is coming! I second Shirley's hashtag!

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  13. I can see why that is a favorite view for you. It could serve as the definition for "native beauty". I was over at Laguna Gloria and the large Lady Banks that grows over the entrance to the school offices is in full bloom. It is absolutely stunning against a Texas blue sky. Every time I see it I come home and try to figure out a place to plant one here. So far no luck, but I'll absolutely look forward to seeing more of yours!

    (Ha - that battery bunny has nothin' on you, lady. Garden on!)

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  14. Bravo on your recovery and that lovely Lady Banks. How old is it?

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    1. The rose is about 12 years old. WIll get a big pruning this year. One I started 2 years ago and never finished.

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  15. Must feel so good to be knocking stuff off the to-do list. Your fave view is stunning. The low bowls of succulents are a great touch that don't interrupt the horizontal flow of your garden. Amazingly beautiful. And glad you're back on your feet so quickly.

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  16. I'm glad to hear your mojo is back. The views are looking lovely.

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  17. I am happy that life is getting a little more normal for you, and that you are enjoying spring.

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  18. Such a lovely place! And you're still mending, I'm sure. I'm gonna look around for a photo of your stock tank. Spring blessings!

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