Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Rabbit Foot Fern

Rabbit Foot Fern is one of my favorite ferns because it is so strange looking! It's best to grow this fern in a pot so the fuzzy growths can curl over the pot's edge. I'm not sure if they are a type of root, but fronds sprout from them. Here's some close up pictures! This is my dog Max swimming in the river. We live next to the levees on the Mississippi River and this time of year the river overflows its banks and water reaches the levee. When you stand of top of the levee, you can see shadows of big catfish swimming in the water. Max loves to swim in the water but he can't go too far out because I don't let him off the leash.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Spring flowers

Red lantana that is a new and improved variety. Its called Bandana lantana and you can buy them in lots of colors. Its suppose to bloom longer and stay around 2 feet tall. For now its doing OK. Still pretty small, but its blooming. I bought this because butterflies love lantana. Sorry about my finger in the picture! I'm taking these pictures with my phone and I didn't even realize my finger was in the way. Anyways, this is a staple in my flower bed, its a Victoria Blue Salvia. It blooms constantly and I love it. I have 3 of these salvias. This is one of my 3 cats. Her name is Ginger and she loves to lay under the oak tree. She always has oak tassels in her fur!