Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Drift Coral Carpet Roses

I've been mostly posting photos of my flowers lately because I haven't taken many wildlife or bird photos.  Due to back problems, I haven't been traveling or outdoors as much as usual. However, I'm grateful that I can sit on my back porch and watch our resident birds in action. The flowers and birds are soul therapy, especially during my recent confinement.  

The Drift Coral Carpet Roses I planted a couple of months ago have become so full and vigorous. The first photo was taken when there were just a few blooms present, but within the last 2 weeks, colorful roses have popped out everywhere.  The new blooms are a bright coral and fade to a pale pink as they age.  I've been really pleased with them so far.  I may add more carpet roses to my back yard next spring if these continue to perform well.  

Have a great end to this week, thanks for dropping in!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Calla Lilies

A view of my beautiful Calla lilies which were planted last spring...

I hope to plant some pink, purple and white ones in the near future.  

Have a great weekend!

Monday, June 13, 2016


The Alstroemeria aka "Peruvian Lily" or "Princess Lily" plants have been full of blooms for several weeks now. Last year I planted just one- the pink one, shown in the top photo.  This spring I added another one- with purple flowers that look pink depending on the light.  Alstroemeria is a common plant in floral bouquets and symbolizes friendship.  I love the streaked pattern of the inner petals- so pretty.  

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

Mimosa Trees

FREE:  Mimosa Trees.  U-DIG & U-HAUL.

I seriously doubt that I could give these trees away, but it was worth the thought.  Several of them have invaded my back yard and though I like the fluffy pink and white blooms, I hate the ugly brown seed pods that are all over the place in the fall.  

Steve Bender wrote an article for the Daily South, which stated "Mimosa adapts to almost any well-drained soil, laughs at heat and drought, and does not mind if you spray-paint the trunk white, hang tires from the branches, or park your pickup on top of its roots. In short, we called it a “pioneer species,” because if you disturb the land, remove native vegetation, and open the tree canopy to light, it’s one of the first trees to appear. That’s why you see it growing along just about every highway and country road in the South. Northerners be glad it doesn’t like your cold winters, but with global warming, who knows how much longer you’ll be free?".  Yes, that pretty much sums it up, Mr. Bender.  

Besides the pretty blooms, the only other good thing I have to say about these trees is that they attract plenty of butterflies and hummingbirds.  

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 9, 2016