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Gloriosa Daisies

Gloriosa Daisies I love these gloriosa daisies (rudbeckia hirta). They have been blooming since late spring, and should continue blooming through the fall. They are short lived perennials here in Central Texas, and annuals in colder climates. Unlike some of the other more common rudbeckias, these are shorter and more upright so they don’t require […]

Everything is Growing

We were adopted by a very cute kitten a couple of weeks ago. We call him Button. Kitten Up Close Our fennel and parsley plants were literally covered with swallowtail and monarch caterpillars this spring, and I have already begun seeing many butterflies in the gardens. Swallowtails on Fennel More Swallowtails on Fennel There are […]

What’s Blooming This Week at Lost Valley Gardens

Here are some of the photos that I took this morning to journal how things are looking at the beginning of spring this year. I selected my favorites from a set of 38 photos. Click here if you want to view the whole set as a slideshow. I love the look of these lavender colored […]

Put Out My First Tomatoes of the Season

Yesterday seemed like the perfect day to put out my first tomato transplants of the spring. The soil in my raised beds was still cool and moist from the recent rains, and the forecast for the week is for mostly cloudy days in the low 70s and moderate nights in the mid 60s. More rain […]

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