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