Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Merlin in the Orchid Tree

There is a Merlin in my orchid tree this morning. He is sitting there waiting for some little bird snacks to happen along. As a matter of fact, he is still sitting in the tree as I type:

Yesterday I stopped by the Barton Springs Nursery to pick up some Texas bluebell starts because the ones I tried to start from seed refused to come up. I also picked up some four nerve daisies and some maidenhair ferns. While I was at the counter getting my purchase marked up, I was seduced by those Tulipa clusiana ‘Cynthia’they had sitting out next to the counter and had to buy those too. These are little tulips that look more like rain lilies that are supposed to naturalize down here. They don't require that chilling period most tulips do. See the tulips in the bottom left of the photo below:


Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I was just now outside photographing (or trying to) the birds. A cardinal, an eastern bluebird. And I never could get a shot of the bluejay. Looks like you got some good stuff. Show us where you plant them please.

ConsciousGardener said...

Nice visitor you have an owl house or just company? Your place is looking great!

Lee17 said...


Oh! Bluebirds. I don't have any of those in my yard. Wish I did - they are so pretty. See the newest post for where I planted my new plants ;)

Lee17 said...


Thanks! The Merlin is just company - but I noticed he has been hanging out in that orchid tree quite a bit lately. He must be having some success at nabbing birdie snacks from that location!