Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Phoenix Rising

Dame de Coeur has rebounded from being cut to the ground on 6/10/10 after the storm. Perfect shot to inspire me to join Gardener Bloom Day.

(Got a birdhouse to share with the world? Birdhouse Thursdays at CheepRooms!)

What is left of the back yard - 6 large hackberry trees used to shade this nicely in the morning.

In a little pocket next to the berry boat, the plumbago is blooming next to the chili petin.

Japanese button bush.

A crocosmia (George Davidson, perhaps) next to the white philippine lily leaves
that have sprouted all over the yard.

Climbing Pinkie looking a little unkempt since the fencing behind her got removed and rebuilt.

Another phoenix in the backyard is the Red Fountain rose.
Up and blooming since her pruning within 12" of her life.

What is blooming in your garden these days? To see what’s blooming in gardens around the world on this date, visit May Dream Gardens for links to other Bloom Day posts.

21 comments:

lifeshighway said...

Wait, I want to see pictures of the Tufa before it is delivered!

Dave@TheHomeGarden said...

I like that crocosmia! Did the storm knock down your hackberry trees? I had to remove a couple from our yard in the fall they kept gathering aphids.

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

I've never seen a Japanese button brush before - it looks so sweet there in your yard. Thankyou so much for visiting my blog.

lotusleaf said...

That's an interesting bird house. I hope many birds come to nest there.

Crafty Gardener said...

very nice looking birdhouse

Debbie said...

Love the roses as a backdrop for the trio of birdhouses. I bet the birds love it too!

Amy said...

Ooh, crocosmia! I planted some bulbs years ago, but still only foliage, no blooms. The button bush looks very cool, too.

Bonnie said...

Climbing Pinkie seems to last through just about anything!

Birdwoman said...

Crocosmia has become one of my favorite plants of the summer this year. Love that blossom - and so do the bees and hummers.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Oooh... I love that crocosmia! Usually, we only see 'Lucifer' here--I wish our garden centers offered those lovely oranges.

Congratulations on all of your resurrections! :)

Queer by Choice said...

Like everyone else, I love your crocosmia. And what a great little birdhouse arrangement!

healingmagichands said...

It amazes me how things resurrect after mother nature prunes them. Three years ago we had a huge ice storm and I thought my yard would never be beautiful again.

I really like that crocosmia too, and the birdhouses are fun.

Thanks for coming to visit The Havens. . .

Elizabeth Barrow said...

Hi there! Thanks for your comments. I was just in New Braunfels - for some reason, I didn't realize that's where you are. We were there after the storm but you could certainly tell something big had gone through. Your garden looks like it's recovering nicely, though! Happy gardening,
Elizabeth

Stevie from GardenTherapy.ca said...

love that Japanese button bush - interesting!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

You have some interesting blooms there. I love the plumbago.

Thanks for your nice comment on my GBBD post.

Rose said...

Love the birdhouses in front of your rose! I'm wondering the same thing as Dave--did you lose the hackberrys to a storm? Looks like you'll now have lots of room for a sunny garden! Thanks for dropping by and visiting me. Happy Bloom Day!

Tufa Girl said...

Thank you all for stopping by. June 9th we had a microburst through our neighborhood which took out 12 (50-70') hackberry trees down to the ground in our yard. Finally today the repairs are complete.

Vetsy said...

Happy Garden Bloom Day.. I like the little Birdhouse too"

I bought a Plumbago from Home Depot last year, I thought it was such a interesting powder blue.. But it did not survive the Winter here in my neck of the woods.

I never heard of the Japanese button bush..interesting looking plant..

Kerri said...

What a shame you lost your hackberry trees. A friend was just visiting from Texas and she returned to 101ยบ heat yesterday. We've had an unusually hot and very dry summer, but I'm so thankful we don't have to deal with constant high heat during our normal summers.
I planted Crocosmia in a pot this year. First time I've tried it. It has a way to go until it blooms. Yours is pretty.
Happy Bloom Day and thanks for stopping by :)

ConsciousGardener said...

Sweet birdhouses, I checked out the rest of your sites as well! Nice tufa, girl!

Sylvana said...

That backyard leaves you with so much opportunity.

I love the bird house. It would fit right into my garden style.