Saturday, October 16, 2010


Cooler weather has really made gardening enjoyable. Too bad it is as dry as a bone. My water bill will probably arrive on Halloween and you'll hear a SCREAM when I open it! Boo! Hoo! So why bother to water?  My 'guest speakers' will tell you at  the end of this photojournal.
Thanks to PAM at DIGGING for hosting our group! Visit her fine garden by 'digging' through my sidebar favorites or just click here:
Variegated leaves on Erythrina indica
                                                          Agave lophantha closeup
                                                                Mexican Firespike
                                                  Windmill Palm with pine needle cluster.
                                                    Rubber plant with  new resident spider.
                                                              Crepe myrtle colors
                                                        Ladypalm fronds & pecan leaf
                                                     Redbud leaf after a visit by leaf cutter bees.
                                    These are purple porter weed leaves. The picture doesn't do it justice.

                                                                           Yucca leaves
So...why does he water? ...Because we live here! That's why!
signed,  The Assassin Bug   and  Skipper Butterfly


  1. I remember seeing that Erythrina indica on one of your previous postings. Magnificent. I've read that it can grow into a forty foot tree - can you imagine!

  2. I grow lady palm too (one of my favorites) but I am super jealous of your tiger claw coral bean! I found it once in South Florida but abstained since I wasn't sure if it would overwinter. How's it doing?

  3. I'm loving your spiky foliage, especially those striking palms. Thanks for joining in.

  4. You have some nice looking foliage there! My son has some agave plants in pots. Our winters are too cold to keep them outside all year.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. Oh, and I like your critters. I water, too. Here in Nebraska it's not a problem so far.

  6. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving your nice comments! I appreciate you stopping by and your warm welcome. The blogging community has been so gracious and this has been such a fun experience.

    I really like your shot of the redbud leaf with the leaf cutter ant "bites." I didn't realize what those bite marks were until I read Jenny's post at the Rock Rose about them. They've been munching my rose leaves too ;-)


I always appreciate your comments & questions! Happy Gardening from David/ Tropical Texana

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