|The Creeping Forsythia|
|The fuzzy Mulberry Tree|
I MOVED THE yellow finch feeders over to the now budding pomegranate bush, so Jim can see them out his bedroom window.
|Pretty pom red leaves on pomegranate.|
THE TEXAS SAGE bush is shedding its old leaves and new ones, in that beautiful sage color, are appearing. The Mormon Tea bush (also known as: Brigham Tea, Cowboy Tea, Whorehouse Tea, Squaw Tea, Canyon Tea Indian names: Tuttumpin (Paiute), Tutupivi (Kawaiisu)) is covered with seeds.
THE DESERT WILLOW tree is just starting to show some leaf buds coming out, I noticed when clearing out the weeds on the street easement section. I am preparing soil in pots to do some planting in - have nasturtium seeds germinating in an egg carton for now.
I BOUGHT DOUBLE blooming iris plants last Fall with the idea of getting them put in the ground shortly after moving here. Well, didn't get that done so they sat wrapped in newspaper in a brown
|Soaking the iris plants.|
|Iris are growing, see new roots?|
THE DESERT (or Yellow) Bird of Paradise trees are
|Ferny leaves of Desert (Yellow) Bird of Paradise.|
showing signs of life with their little ferny-looking leaves. When the morning sun hits them, they are a red color. I really love the flowers they produce. There is another and smaller tree out close to the street.
|Attempting root cuttings with the Creeping Forsythia.|
|Can you see the new buds?|
SOME OF MY activities inside include finishing up the window tinting and cleaning of the windows inside and out; I fiddled with various curtain arrangements for Jim in his bedroom and he really likes the long dining room curtains former owner Chuck picked out, so I moved those into Jim's room. They are much easier for him to open and close. I am experimenting with window arrangements for my bedroom; doing some baking and trying out my hand on the grill (never did grill much before). And reading on my Kindle.