One of these Bloom Days, I’ll get my Bloom Day post up on time! This week has been insanely busy for me. If I’m not at work, I’m out in the front yard shoveling dirt and hauling landscape bricks. My goal is to have the new beds ready for planting by next week. I’ve had the trees delivered already and it’s going to get hot soon, so I’m working as fast as I can. We’ll see how that goes. I’m just thankful that the Inside Austin Gardens tour is tomorrow, so I have an excuse to take it easy. I’m just about ready to get myself a t-shirt that says “Welcome To The Gun Show” and rip off the sleeves redneck-style, because with all the heavy lifting I’ve been doing lately, my biceps can ripple with the best of them.
In a few short months, everything has grown in leaps and bounds. I’m hoping that soon I won’t be seeing much mulch. Here’s a shot featuring Maggie, Belinda’s Dream, and the Double Knockout, with the Orchid Tree also in bloom.
And a list of plants blooming on the 15th:
Pink Double Knockout
Souvenir de la Malmaison (theoretically, since only that one bud has opened properly)
Duchesse de Brabant (one flower, full flush in probably a week or so)
Mutabilis (one flower)
white potato vine
“bath’s pink” dianthus
one purple coneflower
white guara “The Bride”
snapdragons & violas
abutilon “marilyn’s choice” (never out of flower since I got it!)
verbena “homestead pink” under the tree
other trailing verbenas I’ve forgotten the names of
yellow & orange bulbine
And I end with a plea to the tech gurus reading this: how on earth do I fix my formatting? If I write my post as usual, and then go into the html window and backspace until there’s only one space after my pictures, I end up with pictures and text that don’t line up. It looks good to me in Firefox, Safari, and in Internet Explorer that I tried on another computer, but quite a few people have told me that I have huge spaces between my pictures. I have no idea what else to try!