Windmills, Daffodils and Rosemary

This Sunday  I got some much needed chores done in the garden.  The Organic Vegetable Grower Specialist classes I am taking at Urban Harvest has been very helpful. The series targets our area of the country and offers practical, useful information for growing vegetables. Based on what I learned I purchased some local organic granular fertilizer to jump start my raised beds prior to planting.  I wrote a story about it on my Houston Chronicle blog earlier in the week.

Yesterday the weather was cloudy but warmer (around 70 degrees) so I was able to clean out the garage, fertilize the beds and prune a few plants.

I also took a few photos….

Garden Art… the windmill my mother gave me about 15 years ago.

Ficus pumila growing on a crape myrtle trunk.

Garlic sprouting in my raised bed.

Azaleas in the front of the house are just about ready to burst with color. This variety is a Formosa with hot pink flowers. Based on the number of buds – they should put on a good showing next month.

Narcissus tazetta ‘Italicus,’  I received from my good friend Chris Wiesinger at Southern Bulb.

Rosemary officinalis ‘Gorizia’  in bloom

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  1. says

    Lovely photos as usual. Your veggie growing class sounds great. I’d love to take something like that. Hope the MG class is going well.

  2. Jennifer in Katy says

    I just found your blog through your blog on Your pictures are gorgeous and I am looking forward to reading more about those gorgeous raised beds. Oh, and learning a lot more about how not to kill my plants this year!