Saturday, May 23, 2009

Yet another rainy day weekend

We are here at home this weekend with the rain pouring down outside. We are blessed to have our friends Ronnie and Lee here to spend the weekend with us. During a break in the showers this morning we walked through the garden and were able to take a few pictures to share with you. Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful Saturday.

Even the squirrels were looking for cover from the rain. This little fellow was resting in one of the trees in the backyard.

This is my, Wade, curly airplane plant. It has really come on from the little baby it was at the beginning of the spring

Here is one of the baby agave we have. We have twelve of these babies in various sizes. If you need/want one let us know. We will be glad to send you one as long as we have them to send.

Don't know the name of this little beauty, but, here it is in all its glory.

Here is a picture of one of the asiatic lily's. They are blooming throughout the yard.

We finally are seeing the canas begin to bloom. Love the large blooms they produce

In looking back over the previous posts I realized that we had not shown a close up of the stairs Jimmy built on the north side of the yard from the recycled concrete.

Here is another on Jimmy's recycle projects. A neighbor was throwing this strawberry pot away because if the break and it also has a crack. He asked if he could have it, pieced it together and glued it. You see the result, we use it as a succulent dish.


  1. Well boys, here you are with yet another great post! And Wade... I know you're just itching to break in Jimmy's camera!

    The progress you've made so far with the yard has been incredible to watch and also to see it unfold online, too!

    We'll see you guys again sometime midweek I guess! Have a good Memorial Day you two....

    --Jamie ;0)

  2. Hello there guys !
    Thank you so much for visiting my little blog : )
    I love those rock stairs in your garden ! .. Mine as you have seen is basically FLAT but I try to make it a bit interesting with vertical plantings ? haha My motto is use every inch of space eventually then start climbing UP ! haha
    You have a very nice blog here and "I'll be back" as some one said ? haha

  3. Joy, Thanks so much for coming by. The yard and the blog is a work in progress. We actually added a fountain on Sunday and will post pics of that later today. Thanks for stopping by and come back anytime.

  4. Hi guys! The stairs look really great. You have quite a collection of lilies there. They are awesome flowers- lots of bang for the buck. And your squirrel reminds me of one at my parents place that comes down to a low branch in hot weather and lays spread eagle draped over the branch.

  5. Maggie, isn't it funny how much damage squirrel's can cause in a garden and we still like to watch them. We have loved the lily's this spring, they have put on a wonderful show for us.

  6. Your steps are very nice! Squirrels: at the bottom of my blog is a photo of one with the quote over it 'Mr. Innocent'. Of course it isn't true...they are so cute, yet are the source of much frustration in the garden! And, great use of the strawberry pot. I (had) one, just like it...until my son 'accidentally' ran his bike into it:-( I kept it, though...and was going to glue it, but there are just too many pieces--so, I'm planning to use the pieces in the bottom of some planters before I fill them w/dirt, to help drain the soil better.