Sunday, September 15, 2013

Come and take a tour of my front garden.

This morning after sunrise the light was perfect for taking pictures.  Before I had time for a cup of coffee and wearing my pajamas I took my Nikon camera to the street to photograph the front garden (I did get a few strange stares from my neighbors) but as you know photography is all about the light.

I moved this birdbath from the back to the front yard.  I like the way it looks in the middle all the flowers.

The ground orchids are benefiting from all the rain lately.

I trimmed hard this Scarlet Red Cloak about a month ago and it took less than 30 days to get flowers again.  This plant usually blooms in late fall early winter, but this year I had blooms all year long.  
Thryallis are one of my favorite flowers in the garden.  Yellow flowers and light green leaves makes for a stunning combination.  This plant is easy to take care, relatively pest free and it comes back every year no matter what.  I have several throughout the garden.

Crown of Thorns thrive in sunny areas of the garden.

This noisy Blue Jay visited the garden today.

I worked on my vegetable garden this weekend, unfortunate our rainy season continues and is making planting impossible for now.


africanaussie said...

Your garden is looking lovely. What a welcoming front yard you have.

LostRoses said...

Very nice, Rusty. I've done that pajama thing in the front garden also! Your crown of thorns looks beautiful but wicked. I had one on my desk at work for years but every once in a while it would "get me." your garden is lovely.

Susan said...

Everything looks so lush and beautiful. I love that Red Cloak...but have never seen it up my way.

ChrisC said...

Your front garden is gorgeous!I really need to get working on mine.Love,love,love the red bench!

Ela, Poland said...

Wonderful garden, lovely flowers

Wilbur Medders said...

You have a beautiful garden, Rusty. The vibrant blooms are great to look at and the lawn is looking particularly healthy. And that reminds me that I need to start working on mine. Thanks for sharing! -Wilbur @ Southwest Greens