Bonnie's blog

Paul's Pandemic Projects

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No golf for two months?  What can we do?  Always projects at P&B's Garden.  Paul filled in all the pathways with new stone and laid bark in all the beds.   He moved all the stone in a couple of days wheelbarrow by wheelbarrow.  It looks amazing. 

Caesalpinia Species, Yellow Bird of Paradise

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Still at home working during the pandemic but this beauty is right outside my office window.  This beautiful perennial does very well in Texas and comes back every year.  Be careful of a white fungus that develops on the trunk, if not cared for it leads to the loss of the plant.  I feed with ros

Zinnia Seeds during the Pandemic

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With nurseries off limits I decided to try seeds this year.  This was a familiar site at my house growing up.  Mom had a light table in the basement and each year she started her marigold seeds when there was still snow on the ground in Chicago.  I decided to try different variaties of zinnias. 

Finding Happiness In My Flowers During COVID-19

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What a terrible time we are going through right now.  Unimagineable.  Only happens in movies.  But we are living in it.   Paul and Bonnie focusing on the positives in Bedford Texas today. 

Spring Is Here

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Spring is here, but we are still getting blooms from our Christmas bulbs.  This Red Lion Amaryllis just opened for us.  Lovely backdrop to our still very brown and dormant yard. 

Welcome to a New Decade of Gardening

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I never knew when we walked through this yard in the spring of 2003, that such a beautiful garden would evolve and exist today.  Although I scaled back due to my life threatning allergy, Paul helped me keep my passion going.

Mother of Thousands

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There are two plants that get confused often, it is mother of millions and mother of thousands.  The mother of thousands has a much broader leaf.  Jennifer gave me this Mother of Thousands on Mother's Day.  It takes low light and low water.  It produces thousands of little baby plants on each le

Summer 2019 Coming to a Close

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This had to be our best garden yet.  After building it for the last 16 years we finally have somewhat of a grasp on what does well and what does not.  It just keeps getting better just like me and Paul. 

2019 Candle Trees

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These candle trees are the most amazing plants.  They start out about 5 inches tall and by the end of the summer you have an amazing tree of beautiful flowers.  They are so fun to watch grow and exciting to see them bloom.  They seed themselves and if lucky you will get more next year.  If not,

Lady Baltimore

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This Lady Baltimore Hibiscus lives in our yard next to our Lord Baltimore Hibiscus.   A unique find at Archies' Gardenland in Fort Worth, several years ago.   I cannot get enough of these lovely hibiscus.   They bloom in 100 degree heat all summer long.   Full sun, zone 7,

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