Watching the birds and tending my patch of the Sonoran Desert
Monday, March 28, 2011
Back in the garden again
I spent hours in the garden this weekend, and it never fails to bring me joy. So many wonderful things going on, not the least of which is this "Old Man" cactus whose odd looking blooms started opening today.
You can't keep a good pear down...my almost completely stripped Prickly Pears are making a comeback!
Here are the baby Mescal Bean (Texas Mt Laurel) trees I started from seed..they are about a year old now, and ready to be planted in permanent homes. I have 8 of them and they are free to a loving home. I'm in Tucson - I can't mail them, but I can work out a pick-up place if anyone is interested. I also have family in Maricopa- I could get them there over Easter.
My bulb bed has been a huge success...
The little Persian Lilac is in fully bloom. I love the scent but it just doesn't compete with those in the Midwest..still it is better than no lilacs in the spring and they are just lovely.
My little Banana tree survived the freezing temps, and is coming back, a bit deformed but determined.
A bed full of Sunflowers just getting started. My son found the old Jungle Jim- I hope to have vines covering it this Summer.