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It's Four O'Clock Somewhere

One of the most talked about flower on my Instagram and Facebook page is Mirabilis jalapa or the old-fashioned four o’clock flower. Four o’clocks were one of the first flowers I grew when we bought our first home.  I had mentioned to a coworker that I wanted to find a flower that grew quickly from seed and […]

Just Some Purty Flowers

So many things are blooming now, I just couldn’t stop at a couple of pictures. The Mirabilis jalapa or 4 o’clocks are a reseeding annual.  Some years I have more yellows and white, but this year I have more pink. They also like to cross breed and those are always a pretty combination. The Asclepias […]

Ah, Relief!

It’s amazing how a little rain and cooler temperatures (low 90’s) wake up the yard and plants.  After the grasshoppers, heat, and drought, I am thankful for anything that is blooming.  Let’s take a walk…….. This is called an Old Fashioned Petunia.  I like this version of the petunia for a variety of reasons.  The […]