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 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.

It feels so good to be back in the garden. 


Rohrerbot said...

Looks great. Love all the brilliant colors you have going on......your lilac!!! I's not the same, but the Persian lilac does do its job for awhile. I am experimenting with two lilacs and they are just getting bushy now, but I have them in pots......I can't wait to see what they are going to do. Have a good week!

Denise said...

What a clever way of recycling the old jungle jim, and your photos are wonderful. Love this time of the year when the blooms start to show. You've got some beauties there.

Nancy in Sun Lakes AZ said...

Hadn't heard from you in awhile. I'm so happy you are still posting. I love the ranunculus. I used to grow them, but haven't in a few years. It's so nice to see yours.

Julie said...

Everything is so colorful and gorgeous!!! The old jungle gym will be awesome when covered! Hope you will show again when it gets that way!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

You do have some wonderful color going on. And I'm so happy to see your pears coming back so well. I also love the idea of that jungle gym covered with vines. It will be so pretty!