Bonnie's blog

Candle Trees are Off to Magnificent Start


Thanks to Paul our candle trees are off to a great start and I can't wait for them to flower.  We have worked on our garden for over 16 years and I think this is the best one we ever had.   It just keeps getting better just like P and B. 

Relaxing in the Shade Garden


Relaxing in the shade garden today while recovering from surgery.  Anxious to get back to the land of the living, but grateful for P and B Garden sanctuary to heal. 

Our 2019 Garden


Our garden of 2019 is brillantly colored this year thanks to all the rain we had and Paul's hard work.   The top picture is a David Austin Rose and the bottom is Crepe Mytle and Vitex bush that grew very fast into a tree.  We are hoping the white fly epedemic is behind us.



All I can say right now is I am forever grateful.  Love you so much Mom. 

What a Year


2018 - We are closing in on a year in my life that I will never forget.  This is the year that changed my heart forever, in a good way, in a bittersweet way, and in a sad way, all at the same time. It tops 1991.   Thank you to Paul, Brian and Jennifer for being there for me this year. 

Our Best Pot This Year


I love to design pots.  Each year I try to come up with a unique combination of texture and flowers.  I also try to choose durable plants that will last all season.   The recipe for this pot is:

1.  Angel wing begonia

2.  Pink frost sweet potato vine

Candle Trees 2017


Every year we plant 5 candle trees.   These trees start out at 6 inches tall and cost 5.99, but grow to be taller than our roof line.   They are amazing and when in bloom, a sure sign that fall is just around the corner.    

Come On Texas - Be Proactive to Fire Ants not Reactive


Japan has taken a proactive approach to stamping out these killer ants, so how about the State of Texas stepping up too?   In fact ever state in the nation should stand up and say NO to these ridiculous invaders of our beautiful gardens.  We need to protect our babies, seniors, everyone, not to

It's A Beautiful Summer!


The year is more than half over and time is going too fast.  The weather has not been too hot and we have had a lot or rain to keep the garden happy.  All are doing well !  Happy summer !

20 Years Ago Our Daughters Had An Idea


Celebrating the 20th anniversary of our first date, June 13th, 1997, thanks to our daughters, Jennifer and Rachael who knew we would be perfect together !