Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tuesday Tidings-Garden Time

Sunday mornings are usually spent in the yard.
It's the one day of the week when I know I will have time
to dedicate to gardening endeavors.
Sometimes it's just to pull weeds
(I'm an expert weed grower),
but being outside centers me in a way that nothing else does.
Here are a few things growing 
during this mild winter season.


These periwinkles come up all over the place.
They're volunteers.
These were growing near the rain barrel 
on the southeast side of the house.

 I dug 'em up and transplanted a few in the back bed.
They're low maintenance and don't mind being moved.

 I'm working on filling in all the bare spots out there
and using what we already have.
The look I'm going for is lush, full and bountiful.
The garden will be a reflection of my very abundant life.

 The sweet potato vine seems to be cozying up 
to the Society Garlic.

 Lantana provides for the butterflies that visit.

Plumbego's blue hue adds coolness to the garden.

 I was surprised to see one of the Amaryllis popping up.
They are about a month early.
(Excuse our proliferation of weeds.  
It's time for more mulch.)

The bulbine seems to be happy 
no matter where it is located in the garden.
I have some in full sun, others in partial shade.
It just keeps growing.

The Gerbera daisies have been enjoying  
greeting our mail carrier each day.

Rosemary lends a pleasant scent 
when the mail is collected. 

Love that Florida-friendly and native stuff!


  1. I envy your green thumb, Daisy!

  2. Such pretty plants! I have serious spring fever. I can't wait to get back into the garden. I have a small rosemary plant that has hung on through winter somehow and I love it! The sage and thyme have survived as well.

  3. Wow! You have a lot of beautiful flowers!! Thanks for sharing. :)

    1. Hope that helps you get through the winter a bit...

  4. You have pink periwinkles! Mine are blue but I love them as a ground cover. Your photos are absolute eye candy for those of us with dreary winter scenery!

    1. That's the intention. I want folks up north to remember that spring is coming!


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