Friday, February 15, 2008

Bloom day - Feb 15th

My garden is still asleep for the winter...but there are a few things stirring here and there:

A rather smallish Texas Yellowstar



The Coral Honeysuckle is in bloom!



The Meyer Lemon is always full of blossoms and has apparently been attacked by a rogue grasshopper. The leaves are looking a bit munched on...



While I was out taking photos, I spied one of my Green Anole friends creeping about the sago palms.



Yes, well, this Varigated Agave is filed under note to self #317: 'Plants from South Florida received from neighbor do not like Austin-type Winters'

13 comments:

Carol said...

Welcome to bloom day. My note to self is that those Austin garden bloggers are ALWAYS going to have flowers!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Sue Swift said...

Your garden doesn't seem asleep to me!
Sue

Annie in Austin said...

Is the Meyer's Lemon in a pot? I've dragged mine in and out for a couple of years and had some lemons, then planted another one in the ground last spring. Even without the lemons I love those blossoms, too.

Happy Blooming Day!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Pam/Digging said...

It's always fun to anole-watch. Hope you enjoyed the rain today. We sure needed it.

Mary Beth said...

I could almost smell the lovely aroma of your lemon blossoms! Thanks for sharing your blooms,
Mary Beth @ Cultivating Paradise

mss @ Zanthan Gardens said...

Your Meyer lemon is looking a lot better than mine! Did the variegated agave get frost bitten? I've got some Texas tough ones you can have if you need replacements.

Lee17 said...

Carol,

We do always have something blooming don't we? Even in January I usually have blooms on my Lemon plant and on my Geraniums.

Lee17 said...

Sue,

No, I guess not. It is more like...Napping. ;)

Lee17 said...

Annie,

Yes, The lemon is in a pot. I live in North Austin so sometimes those winter winds can be a bit much for it. Plus, it seems to really like it in that pot!

Lee17 said...

Pam,

I love those Anoles! They really like to live in our entryway where we have a fountain and big, leafy, tropical-type plants.

Lee17 said...

Mary Beth,

I love the lemon blossoms so much! In the spring the fragrance wafts in the house through the windows and it is so sweet.

Lee17 said...

Mary Beth,

I love the lemon blossoms so much! In the spring the fragrance wafts in the house through the windows and it is so sweet.

Lee17 said...

mss,

Yes, my poor agave got frost-bit. I have trimmed it back now though, and I am moving it to the toasty, sheltered west side of the house where most of the plants never lose their leaves. It should be happy there.