Don’t ya just love spring? Even though the stress of not getting everything done in time hangs over my head, the flowers and green everywhere just blesses me.
This year two plant sales for two different garden clubs means that I’m digging up plants that have spread and propagating others and potting them as quickly as I can.
Redbuds can also be a flash in the pan stunner. This picture was taken from the highway. It is either an Oklahoma Redbud or someone had done a good job of keeping a native trimmed to one trunk and nicely shaped like a tree.
Most Texas native Redbuds have multiple trunks with a rather shrubby look. Doesn’t mean that I don’t like them. I love their bright colors.
The flowers are uniquely shaped and the foliage is evergreen. Two pluses. The yellow variety is native to Texas and does extremely well in our poor soil. Morning sun and afternoon shade does the trick.
Since I absolutely adore roses and am wonderfully surprised at how well they do here in this lousy soil, I’ve decided to put in some more rose beds. Until the tiller we’ve ordered comes in, they are in pots.
The beds have to be built up and enriched with piles of decomposed leaves, manure, etc. Therefore, it takes some time to prepare the beds. We’re short of time now, so they will be in pots for awhile.
Hope you’re having a great spring enjoying the flowers in your yard or wherever you see and smell them. Thanks for taking time to read my blog.
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