Notes about living and gardening somewhere down in Texas
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.