Monday, June 11, 2012

The other side...

After cleaning up the left side of the backyard, I hated seeing the mess going on in the bed on the right side.  Because of the strong wind, the wildflowers were falling over-almost laying down at places.  However, what really started the clean up in this bed was the fact that I pulled the Texas Star Hibiscus out of the pond, put it in a container, and needed a place to put it.  As I looked around, I decided the corner of this bed was the perfect spot!  We had to baby it a bit, watering 2 or 3 times a day, but as of today it is loaded with blooms.
Pulling out the wildflowers left a void in the middle of the bed, so like any good gardener I went plant shopping.  I found these  yellow melampodium along with a couple of bright zinnias.  I love to plant seeds, so in front of the wooden trellis I planted tall zinnia seeds.  Then anticipating those flowers wanted to fall, I stuck in a small iron..well, I don't know what it really is..just thought it might hold up leaning zinnias!
After pulling up the wildflowers, the lantana started growing and blooming was close behind.  Such pretty colors!
I am really satisfied with the clean up of this right side.  Before long the Texas Star will bloom as will the tall zinnias.  It is a much neater look, but still using the Texas cottage flowers that I love.


Lea said...

Looking good!
You know those small campaign signs that appear in people's yards in an election year - after the election, ask if you can have some of them. After you take the campaign sign off, you have a neat little metal prop for flowers that lean over! See, there is some good coming from the election afterall!
Happy gardening!
Lea's Menagerie

Northern Shade said...

Those bright yellow, red and orange blooms will be a match for the hot Texas sun.

the foliage of ht Texas star hibiscus already looks good in that pit, before it has even started flowering.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Lea--what a great idea! I always have something in my garden about to fall over. Thanks for your comment, and Happy Gardening to you too!

NS--Thanks! I can't wait to see the Texas Star blooming. It did so/so in the pond, but just didn't have the room it needed. You are sure right about the colors matching our hot sun. It was well into the 90's today!

tina said...

The lantana is looking great!

Meadowview Thymes said...

Thanks Tina. I love lantana!

RobinL said...

I see lots of yellow and orange going on in your garden, which really suits your hot, Texas garden. I thought that was a bamboo, not a hibiscus! I know it's too hot there in Texas, but summers are too short here, so I try to enjoy every hot minute!

Lola said...

Love it. Lantana is so pretty. I've been trying to get the red. I do have lavender & white in separate pots. In fact the lavender one had an arm that rooted so now I have two of them.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Robin--actually, I don't hate our summers..they are just harder as I get older. But...I still love all the sun and relax feel of long summer days! (I will post a picture of the Texas Star as soon as it blooms!)

Lola--I am with you--LOVING Lantanas! Of course, my love of red and yellow make those colors my favorites!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

My goodness Linda this part of your garden is so pretty !
I thought the potted plant was bamboo! .. it is beautiful !
I have to see this gorgeous plant in bloom so please post pictures of it when it does ?
Thanks for dropping by .. I am stretched and feel like I can't get into anything just yet .. just on the fly postings and work in the garden.
Life just keeps happening ? LOL

Meadowview Thymes said...

So good to hear from you Joy! I will sure post pictures when the Texas Star blooms. The are buds all over--but no flowers yet!