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all things green

February 9, 2013

Valentine’s day is an important date for Houston gardeners – all of our pruning should be complete by February 14th because new growth is sure to begin in earnest with the warm sun and gentle rains.  So this weekend is a celebration of green in the garden and artful doodles.

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parsley, mint and rosemary in the kitchen garden

parsley, mint and rosemary in the kitchen garden

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salvia_perennials

perennials (salvia) starting to wake up

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splattered paint in shades of green

splattered paint in shades of green

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vinca cuttings from last week's pruning

vinca cuttings from last week’s pruning

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a monarch chrysalis in the butterfly garden

a monarch chrysalis in the butterfly garden

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tiny geranium sprouts

tiny geranium sprouts

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azaleas starting to bloom

azaleas starting to bloom

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hope you are having a lovely weekend – thank you so much for reading!

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  1. February 9, 2013 3:01 pm

    Such a contrast to what we’re experiencing here in Toronto. For the last two days I’ve posted photos of nothing but snow. ‘All things green’ won’t happen here till April or May.

  2. February 9, 2013 7:37 pm

    “all of our pruning should be complete by February 14th because new growth is sure to begin in earnest with the warm sun and gentle rains.”

    Yes, it was the same when I lived in Florida as well. Yet, being back in the northeast it doesn’t happen until the end of April or the beginning of May because we can still get some cold and snow up until that time. I remember one April about three years ago, when we had a snow blizzard on the 25th of April.

    Gorgeous photos, Diane! I especially love the one of your herb garden.

    “splattered paint in shades of green”

    How fabulous is that!

    Hope you’re having a delightful weekend!

    X to you and Cristybella!

  3. February 10, 2013 3:14 pm

    Oh dear.
    I am behind.

    I have been pruning but I have not seen too much new growth.

    I didn’t know I could place vinca cuttings in water!

    Enjoyed visiting,
    Laura
    White Spray Paint

  4. February 11, 2013 7:25 am

    BEAUTIFUL!! Everything is very “white” here :)

  5. February 11, 2013 6:50 pm

    It’s beginning to look a little like this around here. Several nice spring-like days. Thanks for sharing your beautiful greens.

  6. Stacey permalink
    February 13, 2013 10:55 am

    That’s a great guide… the Feb. 14th pruning. I’ll tuck that away for next year. I know we live close to each other so I’m feeling the effects of my oak and pear trees starting to bloom. Can you say “gazoontite”….(lots of sneezing!) My neighbors azaleas are looking so pretty. They run along my driveway and it’s such a lovely view to drive up to.
    Does this seem really early Diane? Or am I just thinking about the rest of the country being covered in so much snow?

  7. February 14, 2013 8:59 am

    OH my. You have green EVERYwhere!
    I will not be envious.
    I will not be envious.
    I will NOT be envious.

    k…..that ain’t workin’……LOL
    I want some!!
    Oh….I’m sure it’ll arrive exactly when it’s suppose to….but it can’t be soon enough!

    Awesome photos.
    And…..yup…..envious!! LOL

  8. February 14, 2013 8:08 pm

    Oh, they are so beautiful: so much life! I adore that butterfly chrysalis, you captured it so beautifully! Love the feeling of nature waking up – we still have to wait some long time here, but I can ‘breath’ in your nature – thanks for sharing!

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