Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bloomin' Tuesday: 03/10/09

Inside the house: the cyclamen have been moved to a brighter spot where hopefully they will fill out like the one in the kitchen window has. I gave mom her plants and she was so excited! Small pleasures:)


The little message bean has opened its leaves...


Lovely plant growth! The pot full of tropicals is filling out nicely, and getting a little wild for inside:))

The butterfly pea vine is even headed up through the wall decor!

We went shopping Saturday, and for the less than the price we paid for 3 trees at Lowes, we bought: 1 pear, 2 plum, and 3 grapevines. We went to Bob Wells Nursery in Lindale. They are so knowledgeable, and their stuff (everything EXCEPT flowers and veg plants) is clean and so healthy!
We now have our orchard:)


Saturday I was ONLY buying food producing plants,
till I saw this pink Jasmine:

I had one before, and found it wasn't winter hardy, so I REFUSED to buy another one, until Saturday. I figure I can put it in my tropical pot and overwinter it inside. The smell is heavenly!!


With our current warm weather, I thought very seriously of putting my big tropical pot outside on the porch today, BUT the weather will drop to the 40's later this week, so I am going to wait a while. I might have to cut it back again since it grabs you with you walk by now.

One week closer to spring!!

I'm joining MsGreen "thumb" Jean for Bloomin' Tuesday! Come join in or see others!

{from the tag: Pink Jasmine, Jazmin Rosado, Jasminum poyanthum, fast climbing, evergreen vine, clusters of fragrant flowers, attracts butterflies, rose-pink buds-open to white, spring bloom, semi-moist, hardy to 20 degrees}

24 comments:

Darla said...

Wonderful purchased here. Come enter my give-a-way

Susie said...

Those are great blooms!! I love gardening:-)

Raggedy Girl said...

You sure have a green thumb and some beautiful plants.

Roberta Anne

Sugarplum Cottage said...

I'm with you I've gotta have one of those pink Jasmines. I love your Cyclamens, They always seem to die on me. I've never heard of your bean plant, I just know I have to have one of those too. Where did you get it? Listen at me, I'm wanting everything you have, I am your typical gardener. Hugs, Rosemarie

perennialgardener said...

What a great assortment of plants you got there on your deck Carla! I love the Pink Jasmine, it seems like it would be well worth wintering it inside to keep those pretty blossoms. :)

Lancashire rose said...

Looks like you have quite a lot to look after inside the house. I hope you fruit trees do well for you. Wise move not to put stuff outside. I have taken out and brought in so many times this year and it looks as though I my have to do it again. Boy have I ever got muscles and back ache too. So, I don't trust the weather man when he says low 40s- up on the plateau here it could freeze. lets keep our fingers crossed and at least pray for some rain.

TJ said...

Jasmine is my most favorite scent! Yum. I love the pea vine climbing up the wall.

We are still near frozen here which is 20 degrees below are normal temps. Expected to be nice by the weekend, and I like it nice for my birthday.

I can't wait to see how my grapevines that I planted last fall do, and the roses... and then it's on to tomatoes and jalapenos... I really am getting anxious!

Kerri said...

Thanks for entering my contest! It's great to meet new people!

Amanda in GA said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am glad someone has a green thumb wish it were me! :)

Felicia said...

These plants are beautiful!

BTW.. just wanted to let you know I saw your comment for the Children's Music Giveaway at my site. Which song is your favorite from the album?

Jean said...

Someone has a lot of digging in store! Having fruit trees will be fun. I can't believe haw well your plants do inside. Great post! Jean

Jean said...

Someone has a lot of digging in store! Having fruit trees will be fun. I can't believe haw well your plants do inside. Great post! Jean

Kanak Hagjer said...

I love the jasmine too! And it's wonderful to see updates about your butterfly-pea vine. It's grown!! Gorgeous cyclamen, and for the orchard:) Way to go!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

You are the second person this week to show off your pink Jasmine; I'd never heard of such. You said it's not winter hardy; does it make seed or anything so that you can grow it again next year?

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Oh, I know, I bought the same pink Jasmine the other day, and the smell is just heavenly! I haven't had it before. I didn't know about the nursery in Lindale. Will have to check it out.
Brenda

Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh how i wish had a green thumb. Thanks for coming by for Spring Fling!

Songbirdtiff said...

Beautiful flowers! Thanks for stopping by!

Gail said...

So beautiful! I shall take a picture of my artifical plant...the only thing I do not kill.

Vickie said...

Those are beautiful flowers. Looking forward to spring.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will let you know if you win:)

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

All of them are beautiful. But I stared at 2nd photo a little longer than the others. That is just so amazing to see leaves coming out of that "seed" looking thingy (can you tell by my language I'm no gardener?) :-) I love plants even if they don't love me.

Dreams and Decor said...

Your pink jasmine is gorgeous! I love the Cyclamen, too! I've always wanted to try it; I'm not too good with houseplants but someone told me you can put those outdoors; do you know if that's true? Patti

Valerie said...

I wish I had a green thumb like you. If you get the chance come over and enter my giveaway. It'll be open until 2:00 p.m. (CST) tomorrow.

RhondaLue said...

Those are awesome plants!

I'm jealous of your orchard. Someday I'm hoping to have one too!

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

I love it! It's that time of year. I celebrate every time one of my houseplants does anything at all :) Also getting the garden ready to go, I can almost taste those early peas . . .

Kristin