June Flowers to remember better weather

July 29, 2012

I took a few photos of June flowers around my yard and intended on posting them at the time.  As is often the case I just never got around to it.  Well, better late than never are 5 June flower photos from around my yard in Fairview Texas.

Fly on White & Purple Day Lily

Lantana – Texas native and is still blooming prolifically

Butterfly vine flower – Don’t know correct name – but the butterflies love the leaves of the vine

Esperanza – another Texas native flower. It loves heat also and is radiant in all it’s glory today in the 104 degree heat


Moss Rose – this flower lies low to the ground but loves the Sun. This is the last of July and it still is healthy.

Leaves on a Purple Wall

September 17, 2011

I captured this leaf at the Red Hook Brewery in Seattle.  I think the colors are pretty cool.

Put on your shades Dude

1st Camelia of the Season

December 4, 2010

1st Camelia of the season

Another reason to live in Texas.  Minneapolis is buried in snow and the camelias are blooming in McKinney.  This the 1st one in my garden.

Australian Ghost Gums

October 25, 2010

Ghost gums

This photo was taken around 1980 just outside  of Alice Springs, Australia in the heart of the outback.  I used Kodachrome 64 slides film, and scanned the slide into the computer last year.

Yucca Plant Blooming

September 27, 2010

I have fallen in love with yucca plants.  This is one blooming in my backyard.  The photo was taken early in the morning yesterday with a very heavy due.  Yuccas are the prefect landscape plant for lazy gardeners. You never have to trim yucca plants and they grow very slowly so you don’t have to chop them down after 10 years because they have overtaken your landscape.  Rabbits don’t eat them and my dog stays clear of them.  What more could you ask for?

I have 5 in my backyard now around the pool  which is about the limit the landscape will stand without appearing to look like the Painted Desert.  They tend to bloom in the fall and do so rapidly.  The stalk grows out of the Yucca and produces blooms in about a week.

There are many different varieties.  I am growing what is commonly called soft leaf yucca which is a relative term.  The leaves are pretty darn hard and stiff but compared to some other yuccas they are really “soft”.