When you walk through the breezeway and start on the little stone path
headed to the potting shed, you will walk through some very high
ginger. These ginger plants are at least 8 feet tall and grow like
weeds! I just finished cutting off quite a bit of these plants a
couple of weeks ago. Today, after some very big thunder storms
and a nearby funnel cloud roared through our town, I was able
to get out and take photos of the new blossoms. Aren't they
lovely? I am so pleased. The ginger is very happy again this
spring after all of the rain. The plants in the front yard are
blooming too. By the way, as far as I know, the funnel did not
touch down, just scared us.
Do you see the potting shed in the background? This is a very
private area, separated from the rest of the backyard. It's like
my very own secret garden :-)
These buds are so pretty and will probably open up more tomorrow
when the temps will be about 84 degrees, sunny and no rain.
The storm today kept me off the internet and that's why I am
posting so late. I had a plan to post earlier, but Mother Nature
had something else in mind. We are all safe and sound, although
everything is a bit soggy.
I need to go check on my banana trees in another part of the yard.
I have a total of five of them this year. Maybe we will have little
bananas, my neighbor does. That would be a real treat, especially
if they arrive in time for me to show off my quick and easy
banana pudding recipe next Tuesday!
Bentley is happy now. He can explore his yard now that
the dark clouds have passed. He was sad looking out the
window earlier when he saw all the rain.
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley