The life and times of three happy suburbanites in Houston, Texas.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Scenes from a Sunday
Texas Wax Myrtle remained in twilight...
...as the first rays of sunrise caught Nyx snuggling into a bed of new mulch...
...next to Loropetalum coated with the morning dew.
We've only got a few hours of work left on the main landscaping, which means I'm adding new projects. The 800-square-foot garage made our house unusually wide and, unfortunately, the house adjacent-west is a two-story that towers over our comparatively-humble rambler. This left Cayley with a stark, ugly view of the fence just five feet from her window, plus the imposing McMansion behind it.
So I'm hoping that I can get this trio of vines to climb and thrive in this inter-house swale. Cay wanted some flowers here, but we can't install anything that blocks the gate access. This vine puts out a pretty purple flower, so if they can be encouraged to live here, they should improve the view considerably by giving it a bit of courtyard-ish feel.
And hurray for Houston Garden Center and their continuing 70% off sale - this little vine job cost me all of thirty bucks.