April Garden Journal

The tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, and green beans are in the ground. San Antonio missed a late freeze, so I think the veggies are home free now. I liked the parsley border that I planted last year so much that I lined the edge of another bed with parsley seed. It all sprouted, I’ll be able to supply garnish to the masses.

Below are a few pictures of what’s been blooming this month:

As I carried this pot of flowers out of the garden center, a lady stopped her car in the parking lot, rolled down her window and asked, "What is that? I've got to have one." "Delphiniums, and I've had no luck growing them from seeds."  They've been beautiful for more than a month now. Definitely worth the effort.
When I carried this plant out of the garden center, a lady stopped me in the parking lot, rolled down her car window and asked, "What is that? I've got to have one of those." They are Delphiniums. I had no luck growing them from seed, so I bought a pot full. They've been beautiful for a month now--definitely worth the effort.

 

Here are the trellis pieces that Bacon and I worked on last month. They don't look like much, but that's the point. I want to grapevines and roses to appear to float on the fence. The hanging pieces are attached to the metal fence posts with joists attached to the wooden plank. The metal arms were made for hanging baskets, and the connecting rope is jute. Very simple.
The trellis pieces Bacon and I built don't look like much, but that's the point. The grapevines and roses to appear to float on the fence. The trellises are attached to the metal fence posts with joists screwed into the back of the wooden plank. The arms were made for hanging baskets. The connecting rope is jute. Very simple.

 

This antique rose is called Valentine. Bacon bought the bush last year for Cherry on Valentine's Day.
This antique rose is called Valentine. Bacon bought the bush last year for Cherry on Valentine's Day.

 

This Peacock Ecktavaria was the inspiration for a scene in my current work in progress. I like that it looks like a rose and it's blue.
This Peacock Echeveria is the inspiration for a scene in my book.
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