Archive for March, 2010

Seeing Double

March 28, 2010

Blue anemones among the clover

OK, I know, you’ve seen enough anemones.  But I love them.

Grocery Store Roses Bloom Again

March 28, 2010

Pink Grocery Store Rose is back.

I continue to be amazed at the roses that I bought at the grocery store in little 4″ pots.  I really didn’t expect any of them to live and they have thrived in the garden.  This bush made it through the winter, even unprotected in the last snow which I didn’t see coming.

Beneficial Green Lacewing

March 26, 2010
I believe this is a lacewing on the anemone.

OK, it’s just another excuse for showing more anemones.  But that doesn’t change the fact that the lacewing is an important beneficial insect that is being more and more effectively used as pest control.   Though lacewing are available for sale from many suppliers, this one came to the Labyrinth Garden of its own volition.

Crocus Make a Quick Comeback

March 22, 2010

Crocus come back the day after the snow

My daffodils took a beating under the snow, there are a lot of broken stalks.  But the crocus above came back strong just a day later.

Late Snow Reminds Me I’m in Texas

March 21, 2010

6" or so of snow which fell last night.

OK, I was overly-optimistic about the arrival of Spring.  I was born in Texas and have lived here most of my life, so I have no excuse.  The weather report I saw said we’d have snow but not freezing temperatures so I figured it would melt as it hit the ground.  I didn’t cover the plants.  Mistake.