Roaring March

This picture was made while I was still cleaning up, so excuse the mess on the deck. The month of March arrived just as the old saying goes, "in like a lion" only it waited until the 2nd day of the month to turn into the lion. The forecast had predicted high winds with a … Continue reading Roaring March

The First Bud 2023

After coming home from church on Sunday, I was hovering over my poor amaryllis plants, lamenting over how straggly they look and wondering if quite possibly there would be any blooms. The winter storm of 2021 and the record wind chill temperatures during Christmas week 2022 wreaked havoc with the amaryllis even though they were … Continue reading The First Bud 2023

The Giving Gift

Last September I ordered three amaryllis bulbs from and scheduled them for delivery in November. I had several varieties of amaryllis, one going back to the original bulb given to me as a Christmas gift by a co-worker and the others picked up from bins at the grocery store and Home Depot. They were … Continue reading The Giving Gift

Esperanza = Hope

The vibrant yellow blooms of esperanzas always delight me when I see them.  Tecoma stans are a hardy, drought tolerant shrub that is also known as yellow bells. It's easy to see how they got their Spanish nickname. Esperanza means "hope" in English and the color yellow is associated with friendship.  And, they truly are very … Continue reading Esperanza = Hope