Saturday, April 30, 2011

Petunias... I like 'em!

I don't think I actually knew a petunia from a persimmon until this year.  It's amazing how the threat of an early demise makes you really LOOK at things.  And I have decided that I really love petunias.



And happily, they seem to like growing here, as do Hibiscus, Bougainvillea, and Verbena.  It's good to be able to have color in your desert garden.  




Above is the raised flower bed we put on the front porch.  It's got two Bougainvillea, some ice plant, and a bird of paradise.  The shot below that is one of the ice plants, and below that, one of the bougainvillea.  I'm hoping that when the bougainvillea get bigger, I can train them to cascade over the front porch wall.  They are just babies yet, though. I am enjoying watching all the plants grow this year, especially the 'farmland.'  :)


Wendy and I had our first video chat this morning, using Google TALK.  Can't get any easier than that.  My Xoom did a nice job.  It was very smooth video.


Well, that's all for this post.  It's a glorious day outside, but my eyes are watering like crazy from allergies, even though I take the drugs I am supposed to take. :P


Love to all!

1 comment:

  1. I looooove petunias. We just planted some today along with some geraniums around our mailbox on the roadside. It is in a planting box, courtesy of the former owner. I also ponied up and got 2 hydrangeas and put them on the side of the house, now gotta keep my fingers crossed that they grow. The thing I had most luck with in AZ was my roses. I had a ton and they grew like crazy.

    Your yard looks great Tequila.
    Hope you had a good weekend
    Fay in the family room

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