Thursday, May 19, 2016

Our Flower garden - mostly in pots


Flowers 2016




My daughter gets all the credit for this garden. I only purchsed the bulbs.   Above is one of the purple pansies she got for herself for Mother's day.
We got four large yellow daffodils and here are two of them.
Of the Tulip bulbs we had many colors. 
Grape Hyacinth. 
One of the Tulips.
Another Tulip
A very light Purple Tulip
Blush color Tulip
Close up of the Daffodil
My indoor garden three kinds of Succulents


The Yellow Hibiscus we got last October has been blooming again and my daughter added the larger plant to a nice planter. She puts it outside so it gets sun and brings it inside at night. 
Our first flowers were these Purple, Yellow and White Crocus
Some of the Purple Iris bloomed in May
A close up of the blooming White Kalanchoe Succulent. It was 1/3 this size and blooming when I got it last October. 


Close up of the flowers
Close up of the succulent leaves

Here is the White Kalanchoe from last October
McKenna flower in the front yard.
My burgundy Pansy
I forget the name of this one!
The Crocus top view
We used the same large pot for the Crocus and the Tulips



Lavender

Here is my daughter Suzanne who was saying: "Hurry and take the photo! This potted Lavender is very heavy!"


Another type of Lavender

Pink Paint plant

Johnny Jump Ups or small Pansies



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             Vegetables and Herbs


 Various starts in the peat pots
Beginnings of the chilis.


Peat pots to start our plants and flowers.


The Herbs today

Tomatoes when we got them and below how they look today!


Blueberry bush when we got it and below how it looks today.

The lettuce May 19, 2016

Spinach

Mint


Trees

Trees bloomed very quickly from the front the Pink and the side of the house was the White blooms.




The Pink blooms are gone and the leaves are a dark purple the rest of the year. This is non fruit bearing tree. 
The White blooms from the side of the house tree. We are not sure yet if this one is fruit bearing. We think that there was no fruit on either tree as we were here in July last year and we did not see any fruit. 

We are very happy with all the growing things in our house and property!  We did put some of the plants in the front yard.  They let us do that to their rental.  The owners were very happy that my daughter and son in law are good gardeners and approve of the things they have planted.  Most of the plants and veggies are in pots.  We already have been using the Herbs and the Lettuces.