Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Mom's Garden Pics

I recently made a trip to my mom's house. We needed to get Holly spayed and here in my town, it costs about $450 to spay a cat. There's a little town not far from my mom's house and they have a country vet who does it for $95. Well worth the trip across town to save some cash. :) We also got her microchipped. This little "country vet" also sees goats, horses, etc. It's not uncommon to see a goat tethered to a post outside the building waiting his turn to see the vet. :) Anyway, while we were waiting to pick up sweet Holly, I took some pics of my mom's garden. Y'all probably remember me talking about how my mom is a Master Gardener. She's my go-to person for gardening advice. All these pics are from my phone, so they might not be great, but you can still enjoy seeing her garden. :) You can always see more garden pics by clicking on the "Garden" tab under Labels on the right side of my blog. :)

I love the curvy lines in her garden. These zinnias are so pretty.

The black eyed susans are great bloomers.

I love this little spot. The purple blooms are society garlic. Mine hasn't really bloomed that much this season.

This is my favorite pic. Love the little chair!

Here's her water harvesting system behind the garage. She collects rain water and uses it to water her plants. She said one 20 minute rain will fill up one whole barrel! 

Crepe myrtles are a staple gardening item in Texas. Everyone uses them because they are such good bloomers and don't need a lot of water. They tolerate heat very well too.

Pretty roses.

I really like the rock border she has.

So much color!

This little plant is called a Diamond Frost Euphorbia. It's supposed to be an annual, but she's had it for 3 years. She does bring it into the garage if it's going to freeze, so that probably helps. 

Here are a few pics of my garden too...

I know this pic isn't great, but I love to see my crepes blooming!

Here's a closer shot.

This is a purple one.

Here's a pic I just took of my lemon tree. It looks like I'll actually have some lemons this summer. Yay!

rainbow shrimp plant
My mom gave me this "Fruit Cocktail Shrimp Plant." I have a regular salmon colored shrimp plant, but I love how this one has so much color. After it cools down a bit, I plan on planting it in the ground. 

I can't believe this scaevola is still doing well in this window box! Nothing else seems to be able to take the heat in this spot, so I'm glad I finally found something that can. Although I do have to water it daily. 

The grass seems to be doing pretty well, but we've been having to water a lot lately. We really need some rain.

On the left, you can see that I finally had to put my Meyer Lemon tree in the ground. It wasn't very happy in a pot. Bless its heart. :)

The white crepes are blooming now too.

My society garlic isn't blooming very well this year, but it still smells good.  :)

I guess that's all the garden pics for now. Thanks you so much for stopping by! Hope you have a great day!



  1. WOW!!! Your mom's garden is AMAZING!!!! I love the rock border around the edge of her flowerbed. Hope your little Holly is recuperating quickly too :o)

  2. Oh my goodness, Lisa, your mom's yard is just beautiful! I don't remember crepes from when I lived in Louisiana, but I'm sure they grew there. We have a shrub-tree here that has all those same qualities -- Oleander. The only issue with oleander, and it's a biggy, is that it is very poisonous when cut, and it needs cutting/trimming often or it gets way out of control.

    Wow, that is a big difference in Vet prices!

  3. Your mother definitely has a green thumb! I love her garden style, it's just what I am trying to achieve at the lakehouse...nice clean lines with free flowing plants. It doesn't happen overnight and you have to have a plan. Tell her I think her beds are awesome! Your plants are doing really well, too. I often wish we could grow that gorgeous crepe myrtle here. And a lemon tree!! That's so cool!

    I'm glad you got a deal on Holly's surgery. I did the same thing with Milo. Prices at the vet at the lake were half they are here. And I loved petting the horses in the corral!

    Hope you're having a great week!


  4. Love you and your mom's garden pics! Looks like y'all are enjoying some nice blooms this time of year. We have a lot of crepe myrtles in our region too. Unfortunately, we didn't prune ours so they aren't blooming now. It seems that is the key to keep them blooming every summer. Yours look great!

  5. You are right about your mom's....WOW! And I enjoyed yours as well. Very pretty! :)

    1. Thanks, Debra! My mom definitely has a green thumb! Thanks for your nice comment and visit! :)

  6. Beautiful! Love all the pretty flowers at your moms home. You've got some beautiful flowers around your yard as well. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Your mom has a lovely garden ... so neat & tidy (something I need to work at so hard in my weedy backyard!). Your gardens are so pretty too ... I've never heard of crepe myrtle, but assume it's a warmer zone bush. They look great! Visiting you from Fishtail Cottage :) Wendy

    1. Thanks, Wendy! I just love my mom's gardens. I think crepe myrtles are definitely a warmer zone bush. I'm in zone 9. They bloom all summer long. Thanks so much for your sweet comment and visit!

  8. Your mom has done excellent work in her garden. I like the crepe myrtles. I love your outdoor living room. Have you ever done a post on it? I am glad visited your blog today. Everything looks wonderful in TX!!

  9. Your moms garden is beautiful, but so are your Crepe Myrtles, Love them, don't think they do well in Canada, going to check and see. Your patio shaded area is great too. God bless...

    1. Thank you, Betty! We love our crepe myrtles down here in Texas. :) It's hard to find something that does well in the heat of the summer, but crepes can definitely take the heat. :) Thanks for your nice comment and visit!

  10. Beautiful garden and beautiful pictures!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! Have a fabulous weekend!


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