Monday, January 5, 2015


Amaryllis Christmas Gift
A friend and I have started a tradition of buying an Amaryllis bulb in November.  This year, mine started opening up on Christmas Day, so it lived up to its name.  The flowers are GINORMOUS! I love the green centers and the pure white petals.  The image in the background is an Andy Warhol silk screen reproduction.
Last year I grew La Paz.

Friday, October 24, 2014


American Beautyberry Callicarpa Americana
My Beautyberry has gotten quite large.  I'm not complaining!

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Texas Aster -  Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) on the inferno strip

Saturday, August 23, 2014


A Trinity of Passion Flowers (Passiflora)
Passion Flowers have been given their common name as representations of the passion play.  This morning, I found three in full glory.  They only last one day, so  it's usually smart to cut them and bring them indoors, in order to experience their scent and beauty, up close.

Friday, August 22, 2014


Sweet Autumn Clematis

Last week during our rainy days, I captured this image of the Sweet Autumn Clematis against the sky.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


The weekend is forecast to be in the triple digits. I  decided to pick some flowers last night while the temperatures aren't so  bad. The arrangement consists of Celosia, Cuphea, Cosmos, and  Gomphrena. If the bottom photo looks like a larger bouquet, it's  because the background is  an old  painting with a bouquet of flowers.  

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Front Border Ensemble

This year, I experimented with a  combination of plants, in one of my front yard borders. I wanted to pay just as much attention to texture, as to color.  I'm quite pleased with the outcome.  The ensemble includes: Cosmos bipinnatus, Cynara cardunculus, Emilia coccinea, Cymbopogon citrullus, and Cuphea llavea.