Saturday, April 7, 2012

In the Garden Easter 2012

Last night's full moon was so bright, I kept checking to see if someone had left the outside lights on.  Sometime after 10 pm I went out to see for myself how beautiful and bright it was.  The weather here in Fort Worth is perfect.  My husband refers to days and nights like we are having as "Chamber of Commerce Weather."  As I looked around the garden in the bright moon light I could see my flowers and smell the roses and fresh cut lawn.

This morning I suspect it was the brightness of the moon that encouraged more of my flowers to bloom.

Some things in the garden are perfect.

I prefer the name "Pincushion Plant" to Scabiosa - who's with me?

I've grown Lantana for years, this is the earliest it has ever bloomed.

The scent of this rose is very spicy. 
I like the reddish foliage almost as much as the blooms.

There are three roses in this bed.  The one showing off right now was a gift from Patti.
The daffodils up front need a couple more weeks before I cut them back.

Happy Easter
Welcome Spring
God bless us - everyone!



Robin Larkspur said...

I completely agree with you about the name "scabiosa"; it sounds quite unpleasant. Your garden is wonderful, I wish mine was blooming, still too cold. I like the expression "Chamber of Commerce" weather! Have a wonderfully, Springy weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

the moon was almost a 'harvest moon' when it first rose. big and orange.

Betty Lou said...

Spring in Texas is wonderful, except for the tornados. Your flowers are lovely.

HolleyGarden said...

Happy Easter! Beautiful roses. Pincushion flower is a prettier name, but I always use the name Scabiosa because that's how I learned it. No matter how ugly the name, the plant is a real winner!

Denise :) said...

Look at how pretty your garden is!! And wasn't the moon amazing the other night?! Your iris is pretty...I need to go dig up a couple of the bulbs from the house and transplant them to the camp -- I have missed my iris this spring! Happy Easter! :)