The last two years our part of Texas has been in a severe drought, but this year we have already had over 20 inches of rain and it's still showering almost every day. Everything that remained rather dull and dormant the last couple of years has sprung back to life in vivid color and every shade of green imaginable in our yard. I'm a happy gardener once again.
There are several pots of hibiscus on this end of the deck that are loaded with buds and should start blooming quite a show of color soon.
This orange hibiscus has at least a dozen blooms a day now.
Last year my annuals didn't last long in the heat. This year they are thriving.
I am addicted to hibiscus and have a number of variety's including these tropical s.
I have six or eight tomatoes every day that ripen and we are enjoying them.
No tomato is as tasty as a vine ripened tomato.
Well, I live in Texas. How could I not like jalapeno peppers? I grow the mammoth kind. :)
I do hope my plumeria bloom this year. I fell in love with the fragrance in Hawaii.
I planted these above and the ones below from a few plants a friend in Houston gave me a couple years ago and they come up in every pot on the deck in the spring so I have a number of them around. They are profuse and delightful bloomers.
This is an avocado tree. Doubt it will ever get big enough in a pot to produce fruit but I like the leaves. I see I have some yuk ones to trim away.
Marigolds bloom well and provide a lot of color.
A variegated phlox I'm trying for the first time and it's doing well. I love lavender.
I broke off a small branch from one of these blue evergreens several years ago from a neighbor's that is huge and started these two. These won't get that big in pots but will make nice "Christmas" trees.
This poinsettia was almost six feet tall at Christmas and loaded with beautiful blooms. I've had it going on four years and don't let it freeze, but do cut it back in early spring to encourage new growth. Just keep them well watered in the summer and it's well worth the
show during the holidays.
The former owner of the house did make nice rock borders everywhere
that make the beds easy to tend.
Our pink and white crepe myrtles are just beginning to bloom and will soon be covered.
I'm happy you stopped by to share my garden.
My first Muy Grande Luna hibiscus bloomed last night. They are the largest blooming
flower there is and this bush is huge this year and will soon be putting on
a magnificent show of dinner plate size hot pink beauty. It's loaded with buds.