Friday, March 8, 2013


I love my Texas home but it took me a while to adjust to the way we do seasons around here. There are years when I miss whole seasons. I can be just minding my own business and then, half way through a winter afternoon, I realize summer is here. 

The calendar says March so I think it's about time for Spring. Cold mornings, mild afternoons. Could it be that Spring is really here?

These started blooming three weeks ago before I got
out there to weed that section of the garden.
Many thanks to my friend, Mernie, who years ago gave me these 'Texas' daffodil bulbs for a birthday present.  I received them in September and planted them in October. They've grown and multiplied every year.

I may not be a zealot about using plants that are
grown for a Texas garden - but I'm getting close to it.

I've been going through old pictures, instruction manuals, and files (trying to get the house organized enough so Mr. J&C can find anything - without me having to stop and show him where "we" keep things). 

I moved the plant information card to the
top just for this picture.... work with me,
I'm trying to tell a story.

Turns out I had more than one garden notebook, so for now I'm keeping my garden stuff in a box. One a rainy day I may put everything in notebook, but this box idea is sort of growing on me.

I don't usually keep birthday cards but for some reason (the turtle maybe?) I kept this one with the plant instructions.  It reminds me who gave me such a great gift and I figure if someone gives you a perennial they hope each time you see it you'll think of them and smile.



TexWisGirl said...

i've never adjusted to the texas gardening season, either. tried planting a few veggies in window boxes one year - too late and they burned up in the sun/heat.

Robin Larkspur said...

After living in Hawaii and Southern California for the first 14 years of our marriage, I was so happy to get back to the East Coast where I grew up, back to four full seasons. I could never live elsewhere now.
Good luck with your gardens in the heat. And have fun organizing!

HolleyGarden said...

Although I don't love the extreme heat of our summers, I love our mild winters, and the fact that spring comes so early - and fall stays so late. How sweet of your friend to give you some bulbs for your birthday. It's like a (very) early birthday gift every year!