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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring has Sprung in my Backyard.

We are finally out of the worst drought recorded in Texas History.
This means it rained and rained and rained and rained.
This also means the Earth is laughing in flowers.
Everyday my backyard is becoming more and more magical.

A little gift from me to you.  One of the Souvenir de la Malmaison roses from my backyard for your computer desktop background.  First, click on the picture (this will make it a lager size) then, right click on the picture, scroll down to "set as background" and click. You're done!

 A Bluebird house my Step grandfather made, that Chick-a-dees like to live in
surrounded by Evergreen Wisteria.
We also have a Purple Martin house that Ludmil is repairing after the roof flew off for the second time.
A Purple Martin Mama Bird can eat a ton of bugs (mosquitoes) in one day, we LOVE these birds.

Jack, our dog, our alarm system.  He loves when I am in the backyard with him, working in the garden.
He loves to roll in anything dead and stinky.

 Sister Roses, I hope they are blooming this beautifully for Easter so I can give some to my Sister.

The name of the rose is  Souvenir de la Malmaison and they can be purchased at the

I love this tri-pod my neighbor, Ludmil made out of pieces of antique wrought iron cemetery fence.
This is also the first blooms of the purple German Bearded Iris, they are so hardy.  I sell the iris plants at our Farmers' Market and next time I will also have Yarrow and Periwinkle.
I lost my Star Jasmine on this fence, it was enter mingled with the rose. 
I was lucky that I didn't loose more in the drought. 
Choosing hardy, heirloom or antique variety plants are my secret to the success of my garden.
Thanks for taking the tour.  Heidi


Alexandra said...

STUNNING roses!!

Paula said...

That is one of the loveliest phrases that I've heard in years - "the Earth is laughing in flowers!". How beautiful, just like your flowers and your blog - I can't wait to read more!

Chris said...

Hi Heidi, gorgeous garden. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris