Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Oops ... I missed a few ...

When I took GBBD photos this week, I didn't even check the vines. Then I saw some wisteria in bloom while out driving and rushed home to check mine. Yeah! Wisteria in baby bloom. Very few blooms, but lots of soft, fuzzy caterpillar-like buds all over it.

And then, I turned around and realized I hadn't seen the Coral Trumpetvine because it wasn't blooming on the fence, it was blooming far up in the tree beyond the fence!
You can see the fence tips at the bottom of the foreground, and the Coral Trumpet vine is planted in front of it.

Plants in the mail! Whoo hoo. I have things lined up in the garage waiting for a good planting day.

Yesterday was NOT a good planting day. I was trying to capture a picture of the river of rain in our dry river bed pathway. You may not be able to see the rushing water, but you can sure see all those evil oak leaves!And here are our palm trees in the blustery breeze.


Brianna said...

I like your "dry" river bed pathway. :)

And we have lots of those evil oak leaves, too. :/

Diana said...

Well, the river rock path is dry again today! And there is not much point in doing anything in the garden with mulch until all the oak leaves have dropped and they are done pollinating. I'm dreading these next few weeks for that reason. I'd like to seal my outdoor furniture in plastic wrap! (I may actually end up putting sheets over some things, just so they stay a little protected.)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I didn't know Oak leaves were evil. Hmmmmmm I don't have an oak tree. I thought I might want one. If they have evil leaves I might change my mind. Why do you think they are evil??

Your Trumpet vine and wisteria are devine. Love those purple blooms. They smell so good.

Are your hummingbirds back? I bet they love those vines too.

Diana said...

Hey Lisa -- well, these live oaks shed their leaves twice a year, get a messy fuzzy green pollen on everything and in your hair for a month and they are hard as cardboard and never break down! They are not like nice, papery norther leaves that turn pretty colors, call, and crumple up and turn into compost. No - not our oaks! I haven't seen any of our Hummingbirds yet, but we already have a lot of butterflies flitting about. Most of my plants are butterfly/bird/bee attracting. I'm so excited - I've been sitting with my laptop planning a daylily garden! Any tips?