When You live out of the city limits in rural areas, You learn to plan your trips to town around getting everything you need. It is just too long of a drive to run to the store for a soda. Today, I had to make a trip to the lumberyard. I had two choices: to stand in the hot parking lot and watch them load my van or walk next door to my favorite Garden Shop to check out the plants and see Jessica.(You know what I chose!) I went sneaking up on Jessica and hid in the bush to photograph what she was doing. Guess what? She was working! Out watering the plants in 95 degree heat. After she saw me, I think she wanted to squirt me for snapping pics! I talked her into giving us a tour of the grounds (which meant I had to follow her around while she worked watering). Everything looks beautiful as you will see in your photostudy below. Your infostudy is on one of my fave flowers - Agapanthus. They were blooming today at the shop. I was happy to get back to the loaded van and sit down. Whew, very hot out today and no rain.
The bush on the right by street is where I was hiding until she saw me!
Through the Garden Gate to the Back Patio Garden with Dry Creekbed. (Dry Creekbeds are popular landscaping space in this area to accommodate run off from occasional heavy rains and prevent flooding of the gardens. This is an example of Linda's work, the owner of the Garden Shop and Bluebonnet Landscaping Team). Jessica is the Garden Shop Manager and caretaker of these grounds at the shop.
|Agapanthus flower and leaves|
T.A. Durand and Hans Schinz
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time. I hope the tour Jessica gave us inspires You to go out to your local garden shop and buy flowers and trees to plant. We all need to learn to be gardeners of the Earth, not just some of us. It will be good for everyone and the Earth to plant trees!
If I can do it,.............!