I am not writing much here at the moment. I must admit I spend most of the time outdoors.
At home in Scandinavia, we are raised to be outdoors in good weather. It’s almost a shame to be indoors then. And I do not get completely into my head that here in Texas it’s nice weather most of the time. Besides, the people here are not getting tired of telling me about how awfully hot the summer is going to be.
So I’m keen to get the plants down in the soil so that everything will be ready before it gets really hot. And here around Houston, I am told that the first part of May is the last possible planting time before the summer heat.
Clay, the ancient seabed. Completely without drainage and organic matter. I read someplace that there in big parts of Texas are less than 1% organic matter in the soil. We are gonna use a lot of compost and some sand in this border.
Creating a tiny terrace outside the bathhouse making it possible to store soil bags and wash dogs without having the main terrace becomes dirty.
I am actually very attracted to textures and contrasts when I create a garden. Not particularly showy flowers.
But the Dwarf bottlebrushes are lovely..
I read the Hummingbirds gets attracted to red flowers. So I have to buy more red ones!
I just bought Sunset Vine, “Strictocardia beraviensis”. That one should be red enough for the Hummingbirds.
Unripe passionfruits. Seems like that is a plant that grows easily here. I planted it two months ago.
Some newly sown Amaranthus to be planted in the border I’m making now.
t’s a lot of plants from Australia that thrives in Texas. This is Kangaroo Paw. (Anigozanthos flavidus)