Tuesday, April 10, 2012

April 2012 in our Wildscape


Wow. Our Wildscape is GREEN GREEN GREEN! What a huge difference rain makes! Thank you, Lord! 

After our Texas Master Naturalist training, we sometimes visit the homes of other Master Naturalists. So far, we've seen some amazing landscapes planted with mostly natives. Ours here at the Pink House isn't so upscale. At all. We do all the work ourselves, and it's been a slow, gradual process. Plus, we have a HUGE canvas upon which to create–about an acre. We have a lot more work to do ahead. But still, I believe we have something pretty darn special. Stop by sometime and see!


Mostly salvias, irses and a Texas betony


THree Mexican bush sages in front, 'Hot Lips' salvia on either side, 'Indigo Spires' salvia right behind oak.

A glimpse of the Meadow, which will hopefully turn yellow-orange soon!




Maximilian sunflowers have multipled, and passionflower vine has taken over fence.

Back yard now...




That mockingbird on the fence had just chased one of our robins. "Hey, y'all get along!" I fussed at everyone.

Look closely, and you'll see a robin in the middle of the path. To her left is one of many sunflowers planted throughout our Wildscape by resident eastern fox squirrels.



Jerusalem sages have begun to bloom.

So has the calylophus.






Trumpet vines dominate this fence.




3 comments:

Darla said...

I love all the different shaped garden areas....you have a nice selection of plants.

Anonymous said...

Lots and lots of hard work and love went into this project. You can just tell.
Wy

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

We DO have a wide variety of plant friends in our Wildscape! And you're right, Wy! :-)

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