Sunday, March 18, 2012

Daylight Savings Time means more gardening

Now that we have longer, I can get a couple of extra hours of gardening after work. I'm turning my attention to the front garden, as you can see I let the weeds take over and the bromeliads grow out of control.

First on the agenda was this flower bed under my powder puff tree. I always have difficulties in this area because of the amount of direct sunlight it gets. This time I'm going for a butterfly/bee friendly flowerbed. The vincas were the only flowers that survived last summer's heat, today I planted a mixture of blue dase, pentas, Mexican heather, coleus and yellow latanas. The blooms of the week, are the Mexican flame vine, it started to blooming on the side garden.





5 comments:

Lona said...

Your Mexican Flame vine is just so beautiful. Sounds like you have put in some wonderful plants to your bed. Lantana is always a favorite of mine.Have a wonderful week.

lawn maintenance Phoenix said...

It is nice of you to share these beautiful Spring gems in your garden. This season is indeed a time when plants are abloom and they make the surroundings seem better again after Winter.

Stiletto said...

You have a lovely garden with plenty of blooms. Particularly impressed with your orange vine. A most welcoming floral arch.

Laura R. said...

Beautiful photos..especially love the Mexican Flamevine! What do you add to your soil when planting new plants? Also, what do you fertilize with?
thank you for sharing your gorgeous yard!

Tony Allen said...

This is a pretty decent (decent is a less powerful word to describe this) garden considering that you don't have much space. This is a must see for all urban settlers. I particularly like the grass. ;o)