Winter gardening is sometimes tough in that as a gardener one can’t really get outside and do much in many parts of the country. This winter has been fairly mild as winters go in North Texas, so…
I have been outside quite a bit ~ tidying up here and there after the ice melts and cleaning the yard plus feeding our feathered friends. Let’s go check out our little yard and see what’s up! 🙂
One sweet bright red Cardinal and a sparrow friend. Their mates are around but just didn’t get in the photograph this time.
Here is one of our feathered friends now ~ we have several pairs of cardinals visit our scattered birdseed and eat out of the angel feeder each winter and into late spring since we have moved to Texas.
With our coming house, I do hope there will still be cardinals visiting down in Denton but they are field birds… so we will have to wait and see.
I found this sweet juniper ball around Thanksgiving at our local Calloway’s Nursery and brought it home to replace some of the annuals which had succumbed to last summer’s heat.
The tiny narcissus I found at Walmart, I think. They are so sweet and really brighten up the wintertime garden, don’t you think? Such a happy flower!
Shot through the door screen.
I have been talking about digging up a few daffodils or gladiolus for two years outfront of a friend’s place. So finally I did!
Sorry to be so vague about these tubers ~ what type they are ~ but it’s because I don’t have a photo of them blooming over the past two years, but I did remember that I wanted to help thin them out and to pot some up. 🙂
Some winter gardening tips
Since temps will still get below freezing just be sure to wrap up tender plants or move them inside. The lead photo shows the two plants I keep bringing indoors at night when I know it will get below 32 degrees.
I actually started doing this because I wanted to see if the little pinks would re-bloom from last spring ~ and they have!
Another tip: get some gardening cloth at your garden center to wrap big groups of pots. That’s what I do with this cluster of pots out front of our Prairie Home.
Yoda has enjoyed this winter sitting outside and he is interested in being with me when I am outdoors. He loves checking out what I am doing ~ he’s quite interested in whatever I am doing, really. And he loves just sitting outside and enjoying the warm sunshine!
Here you can see more of these gladiolus, I believe. There were two types, one white and the other yellow, and I tried to separate the two. It’ll be fun to see what blooms where!
The roses are already putting out tiny branch buds with this mild winter. The one on the left replaces the one David Austin rose which died also last summer. 🙁
I am happy that this one is doing well so far.
Our winter is running along the lines of a Southern California winter this year, of which I am really happy! I love being out in the garden playing in the dirt and repotting plants. It was a favorite thing for me back in Murrieta and it is nice to have a bit of this here in North Texas. Oh, our new house will be in a slightly warmer area just south of here ~ less of the direct influence of midwest cold winds ~ so I’ll try planting hydrangeas again and see how they do.
One lady here at the park has a camellia and it is blooming fiercely! Will try to get a photo for you and put up on Instagram. 🙂
Just a couple of last photos for today…
An incredible sunset last week…
And it is early for these guys ~ Scottish thistles ~ but they were on my camera card and I thought you’d like to see them. They will be out blooming late March or April.
Gorgeous puffy blooms which always look so soft but aren’t at all. Prickles for days!
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