Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Some Blooms

 Saturday was an awesome gorgeous day on the Gulf Coast. This is my favorite time of year when new things are happening. To me it is a refreshing time of year. I love getting outdoors and piddling in the gardens when the weather is so nice. Wish I could take my desk out there today.

This is Dees Pecan Company where I have purchased coffee for some lucky person and some other goodies to be thrown in.
Saturday.

This is a good before of what I accomplished this weekend. I worked my hiney off enlarging this garden. You see it didn't start out that way. I intended only to clean it out and put down a few new plants for color. I was shoveling around the outer edges to edge it out and ta-da....

I added another 20 inches to the bed. Doesn't sound like much but the garden is pretty big by my standards anyway.

I've been needing a place for the lantern and I think it fits here nicely for now anyway. Soon there will lots of plants here. But I could not wait on seeds so whats a gardener to do but go buy some plants...


And this is what I bought.

These are such a pretty color. The camera doesn't do it justice. It is a soft lavender and they are full of buds. This is Osteospermum. I'll not remember that name.

I bought 2 shades of the Nemesia. The coral is pretty. And they are full of buds.

And the purple Nemesia.

Zonal Geraniums.



I'm gonna hold out hope that I have some juicy peaches this year. The tree is not as full of blooms as in years past. I'm telling you this past years summer drought hit hard on the fruit. That's why I didn't have any pecans.

Hope you all have a lovely day.

Today I am thankful for friendly blogging buddies.

20 comments:

Darla said...

Uh yeah, 20 inches is a lot when you are edging and pulling weeds! Your flower bed looks so neat and tidy now, I love the lantern....you picked up some nice plants, the Osteospermum is an African Daisy, that will be easier to remember, lol.

Becky said...

You flower garden looks great! We are on the same page today, I am loving this weather!!! I hope to have some good pecans this year to since I now have a pecan tree.Hope to get a flower bed started soon.

imac said...

Becca, your flowers and bed are wonderful, also love that scene at the coast, but that header is so relaxing.

lemonverbenalady said...

Glad you are reading what I write, Becca! The corrected recipe is on my blog! Thanks for your questions and comments as always. xxoo Nancy

Patsy said...

LOVE THE FLOWERS , OURS ARE COMING ON SLOW BUT SURE.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Becca Sweetie...
What a beautiful job you did on your garden. And YES 20 inches is a LOT. It is going to be full of beauty just bursting in the days to come.

I love it that you posted the names of the plants that you planted. At least when you forget, you can come back and research them. I think you should buy some of those big silver serving spoons, buy one of those sets that has the letters that you tap into the silver, and make a little marker to put in the ground by each one. Actually you could use any silverware and make markers, I like the spoons, because when I need one, I use one of the markers and then put it back when finished. Multi-purpose.

I can't wait to see this flower bed in full bloom. Becca sweetie you did an awesome job. A days work I am sure.

Many hugs sweetie and so much love, Sherry

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Becca,

The blooms look so good to me and that garden will look teriffic when everything is in full bloom.

Eileen

Daisy said...

Your flowers are beautiful, Becca. You did a lot of work out there. I enjoyed seeing the blooms. :)

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Your flower garden looks very clean and pretty! I like the flowers that you bought to plant there.

FlowerLady said...

Becky ~ Your flower bed looks wonderful and you have some really pretty blooms.

Happy Gardening ~ FlowerLady

Carol said...

Oh how I envy your ability to actually plant already and everything is so fresh and sweet looking. Here it's still cold and muddy ....but soon....so soon!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

This is looking so pretty already, it will look fantastic in a couple of months :) Diane

Rosemary said...

Becca I have spring envy.. So nice looking all pink and green and blues.

Sunny Day said...

Oooo, I'm so sorry I haven't been here in a while and I am also envious. You have so many plants blooming and starting to bloom, and mine are just beginning to grow. I know we are in the same zone, but apparently you are just far enough south of us that you get a head start. I'm beginning to get green with envy ;-).

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Becca your bed looks so wonderful and I am loving your new plants. I am so jealous right now that you are able to put out flowers. LOL!I really love the swirled blooms on that geranium and the osteospermum is just gorgeous.These plants will be great bloomers for your bed.

Simply Debbie said...

Hello Sweet Becca,
It just tickled my socks off and sent me around the moon barefoot,to see your smiling face on my friend list...how is every thing.
You did work your butt off in the garden...it looks so bright and fresh and just bursting through with beautiful life...
Did you ever make your koi fish pond
I read the article about the thief stealing blogs
THE BLOG HAS BEEN MOVED TO:
http://thegarden-remodel.blogspot.com
I JUST LOOKED THROUGH SOME OF IT BUT THERE ARE RECIPES AND SOME OF THE PICTURES HAVE THE OLD BLOG NAME ON THEM...IT LOOKS LIKE A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT BLOGS PUT TOGETHER.
SO NICE TO VISIT WITH YOU.
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BLOGGING ANNIVERSARY. YOU HAVE DONE VERY WELL.
HUGS
Simply Debbie

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Your garden is turning up very pretty now that the weather is warming up. I cant wait to see the roses start to bloom in our garden. Have a good week.....Julian

AaronVFT said...

Love your flowerbed. I'm always loving temperate bulbs, including your hyacinth! They just wither and die after flowering here in the tropics.

cathy@home said...

Don't you just love this time of year?

deborah said...

I wish I could garden in february! I have started buying some herbs but they will haave to wait to go outside untill april! It's still cold here! A whopping 22 degrees today!