While the hubs is working out in west Texas, we are staying in a neat little guest house, with a nice front porch.
|Front porch of our little guest house, home owner's cool rockers and table. |
|I was planning on bringing my orchids (that sit in the kitchen window planter box at my mom's) because I water them daily and didn't want my mom to have to do it for me. |
Peek-a-boo frog holding mini Sharry Baby orchid in planter box. Notice the shriveled up orchid to the right of it? That is my big Sharry Baby orchid that I nearly killed during our move last year. Since the little one bloomed and the big one survived, I really wanted to keep an eye on them
(and daily tell them how much I love them:).
|Mini Sharry Baby Orchid re blooming for me!!! The blooms lasted a very long time. 3/12 |
|Kitchen window sill planter at my mom's 3/12|
Mom said to take the whole thing so she wouldn't have to worry about it. So, I did.:)
|Peek-a-boo frog planter that holds mini Sharry Orchid|
Behind this planter box is my newest purchase, an perennial vine, Mexican Flame Vine.
|Mexican Flame Vine Senecio confusus, Mormon Tea in front|
The orange is amazing. Nursery guy said it likes water, sun, heat, and is not hardy below 30 degrees.
I also brought two 'grow boxes' from my uncle's estate. I just couldn't resist them, then I couldn't resist planting them, knowing I would have to bring them 8 hours on the road to where we are staying. (I'm on a veggie kick and I can't stand the prices.) This is my first serious food gardening, and I say it's going well. I have two more planters to bring next time we come. Wind whipped, I lost a few leaves, but the blooms are still on the plants. They are planted with zucchini, summer squash, beans, and greens.
|Silver beacon ground cover and privet from Maryland|
Since they are self-watering pots, I decided to try starting some cuttings. This side has silver beacon vines, and privet my son helped me gather when we went for a walk together in Maryland.
(Yes, I FLEW home with these cuttings in my carry on bag, why wouldn't I?)
|thornless locust trees|
On this edge are baby Thornless Locust trees from home. I want a grove of these. Love the precious babies leaves. I'm thinking of using bush cuttings to prop up my bush beans.
I couldn't pass this cutie up. This is my souvenir, meet Sonora, the groovy one.
Have a groovy Fertilizer Friday
Love the 2 rockers in the first picture. Understand about the price of produce! It's very high out here compared to back home (south miss), and we are veggie gardening also, mostly wanting a GOOD tomato! Hugs, Carol
Your orchids are lovely! I have never had luck growing them, but yours are gorgeous. I also love that darling front porch--such a cozy spot.
Those orange blooms are brilliant!
Thanks for the comment on my blog. Looks like you had a nice relaxing vacation in West Texas.
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