21 March 2008

Garden Patrol

A quick patrol around the garden on a spring afternoon after work...

The first purple coneflower blooms in the front

Young swiss chard is a beautiful beet red

Wispy flowers of our small lacey oak, Quercus laceyi, are lovely back-lit by the sun

Flowers of the sedge in the woodlands (I believe this is something called Scott's turf that we picked up from Barton Springs Nursery)

Peach blossoms have peaked and the leaves are starting to emerge. They too look nice back-lit by the afternoon sun

A columbine blooms in the front yard. I'm not sure which this one is...it was left by the previous owners.


GardenJoy4Me said...

Very Pretty pictures !

Vanillalotus said...

Great blooms and foliage. The chard has such nice colored foliage. The columbine is an interesting color I've never seen that before.

Diana said...

Omigosh, Lee - that columbine is so beautiful and delicate. And I love the coneflower - i haven't seen any sign of mine coming back, but they were newly planted late last summer, so I am still hopeful. I'm hoping to plant chard in my garden this weekend - I hope it looks as good as yours!

Dawn said...

The columbine looks beautiful and other-worldly. Wonderful photos.

Lori said...

I love your columbine!

I'm also curious about your peach tree. How much success have you had getting fruit from it? Any other problems? I have room for one more fruit tree in my yard, and I'm having trouble making up my mind.

Lee said...

Lori - The peach tree has beautiful blossoms for about 2 weeks, but I haven't yet had any good fruit from it (this is only my second spring at this house). Last year, the fruits formed but were already oozing and pocked and gross looking by the time they were half-sized. I don't know what kind of pest it is, but I'm also not into treating it with anything just for a few fruits. Maybe I'll get a good crop this year!