The Retreat in Progress

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Simple Bouquet

Peggy Martin rose and Spiderwort. I'm going to take it to work to bring some happiness to my day.


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Iceland Poppy

I bought four Iceland Poppies, two yellow and two orange, at Lowe's from the clearance section. I have never grown poppies before, and I have no idea why. These are stunning!  I wish I had bought more.


Friday, April 8, 2016

Daily Walkabout

One of the things I enjoy the most after coming home from a long work day is doing my daily walkabout in the backyard to see what's blooming, what's about to bloom, and what needs a little attention.

Today was an exceptional day for the walkabout.  The passionflower was blooming, my new red proud land rose bush had a gorgeous bloom, the pink knockout rose was blooming, and the poppies greeted me with their spectacular vibrance.





























Thursday, April 7, 2016

Appreciating Yellow in the Garden

I have never really cared much for the color yellow. Yellow clothes don't look good on me, the color makes my skin look jaundiced.  I never understood people that painted their walls in their home yellow, it's too bright a color for walls. However, when I get home from a long day of work and battling the Austin traffic to find my yellow beauties greeting me, I appreciate the yellow and the sunny disposition.


Iceland Poppy



 Copper Canyon Daisy




 Lady Banks Rose



 Italian Jasmine



 Marigold (I know, it's really more orange than yellow)



 Marigolds brightening up the garden.


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