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My Winter Windowsill Garden

Each Winter my Kitchen windowsill welcomes a winter garden.

It all begins like this.

I make my pilgrimage to our local garden center. 

Somewhere between December and February and while most 

of the garden center is a ghost town there are always a few 

stragglers who refused to leave in late Fall.

Like this reluctant lavender and white pansy who was shivering and

nearly alone on a weathered wooden shelf.

I am fairly certain there had been many opportunities to leave, but 

she stubbornly stayed behind.

You know, I am so glad that she did...

Lucky for her and her sunshiny yellow friend that I came along- 

I saved them from a random snow storm.

Lucky for me, they were happy to join us in our home- it was a 

win, win for us all.

Who could resist a deal of under two dollars-

for this bright and sun loving Kalanchoe-she has such a great 

attitude no matter what time of the year.

I nestled her between these two anthuriums-

which refuse to quit blooming no matter where I put them. 

Who knew they were such resilient plants -

 Did you?  

I adore this ceramic pot-such an earthy piece of art. 

She was another lonely and forgotten resident of the garden center 

who refused to leave before the North wind blew so fierce. 

secretly believe she was waiting for me.

What do you think?

And this wee little white bird seems to be flying from windowsill to 

my favorite ceramic pot-did you notice that too?

I have missed my Winter Windowsill Garden more than I realized-

I am so thankful I have her back again.

Please Join Me~

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Inspirational Thursday -Gardening Again

As always, our Texas Summers seem to take a toll on the best of 

gardeners.  Most of us brace ourselves for the Summer siege, much 

like a warrior preparing for battle. Extra iron, fertilizer and various 

tonics to protect our beloved plants and gardens. I love to garden,

 I live to garden, I am inspired when I garden.  

This is my pride and joy, the dragon wing begonia.  She has been a 

real trooper this Summer.   She is about 3 feet by 3 feet with shiny 

deep green leaves and loaded with coral blooms.

And fortunately it is that time of year to begin gardening again!

Am I thrilled?  You bet!  The elephant's ear ( Genus Colocasia) love 

their water, they drink and drink and are happiest when it is about 

80 degrees.

My plants are looking a little "tired," but they are getting their

second wind and I am helping them along with a lot of TLC.

I have several container groupings around the pool.  I  keep them 

going by lots and lots of fertilizer and watering twice a day during 

July and August.

This is the only way I am able to keep them blooming throughout 

our hottest months.  The hibiscus thrive in the heat and bloom 


I have had to cut back the marigolds as they tend to get lanky and 

woody and break off.

My Lady Bird Johnson rose has grown so tall and happily blooming

along now that the days and nights are so much cooler. I am

gardening again and I couldn't be happier!

Please Join Me ~

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