15 July, 2008

Plant swappin

I have found a new site that I really enjoy, it's http://www.plantswap.net/

I am a DavesGarden addict too. And of course,there's P.Allen Smith,which has the most amazing gardens.....

After all, I am trying to learn how to keep plants alive,and make them happy,it ain't easy in Texas,at least not for me. Look up hubris,you'll get my drift....

I love growing things,vines are my new black this year,I have have started:

clematis,about 10 different ones,Silver Star Vinery is great for these!morning glories,white,blue and purple.
hyacinth bean vine,it was my mothers favorite.....
canary vine
chocolate vine,blooms are supposed to smell like chocolate,low fat!
so far,they are doing well.

I have more vine seeds to plant,
butterfly pea,blue
corkscrew vine
fairy vine
strangler or latex vine..despite the names,it is a pretty vine
white cypress vine

I'm going for a secret garden kinda thing,my daughter and I loved that movie,still watch it when I catch it on the tube. There was a lady that lived next to us when I was a kid,she had a yard like that,still remember her and her garden and the beautiful overgrown everything.
Gardening is in my blood,my grandmother and mother both had green thumbs,I'm working on mine,it is a bit light on the green.

My other passion is water plants,lilies,both miniature and regular size,mosiac plant,pickerels,and I learned you can put hostas in water! This is cool,and it is working for me too. It's the gardening I can do without worrying about plants dying from me forgetting them.
So if you have seeds to trade, info to share,or just like reading about plants,check out these sites, it is addictive,but what a great one to have.....

1 comment:

Amber Star said...

We are enabling one another with the plant things! My day has brightened and it hasn't update on your blog feed. It was a sucky day yesterday and today, but it got better this afternoon. Ok...I'm off to check out this new website...probably full of water flowers. I don't have that kinda pool...yet.

Holy crap the word verification is ijsebbks good grief I hope I got it right~