walking around my yard

This Aloe Vera flower is kinda freaky to me. 
It looks like a bunch of plantains.

A dusty-miller. I like to plant them in and around other plants 
for that POP.

My mini roses. My dad bought this as an inside plant for my Mom. She kept it inside until it stopped blooming and so he planted it in the garden. We've lived here for 12 years and this plant must be at least 13 or older. It's been going strong ever since.

I didn't plant any vegetables this year due to all the work we have going on. I did plant a tomato plant in a container under my front window, just to see how it would fair. Our summers are so HOT - 105+ and that sun totally burns up my veggies and cooks my tomatoes! I planted this one as a test - 
to see if the tree-dappled-sun would be a better place. 
If it is, next year I may plant veggies in the front yard!

My wheel barrel of flowers. All of these flowers made it through 2 winters. I didn't have to plant anything - just weeded out the dead foliage - added some more topsoil.

And here is my little potting table I have in the front yard.


  1. LOL. I saw the first photo and thought 'Wow. She's growing bananas'. Nothing much happening here yet. A very slow spring.

  2. I have never seen an aloe flower. You're right; it is kind of creepy.

  3. Such a lovely walk around your garden

  4. Interesting to see the aloe vera plant. My mother-in-law first introduced me to aloe vera years ago and told me about its healing properties. It is known as the miracle plant. I've used it for different things, and it really is a good one. Enjoy your garden, Debby. Sometimes I miss mine so much.


  5. Hi Debby. My hubby wants to plant a tomato plant. We don't have a lot of sun in our garden, but we have planted them in the past and they don't do too well. But we are always up to try. I thought those were bananas growing in your yard. That is a special flower..Take care and stay well..xxoJudy

  6. That flower looks so much like a bunch of bananas - incredible. We used to live in Wichita, KS where it sometimes got to 110 (or more) in the summer. We found that while we could keep tomatoes alive, they wouldn't set in the really hot weather. I remember Gurney's Seeds (which was under different ownership back then) specialized in tomato varieties that could take the heat.


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