Garden of E


My Info

Austin, Texas
I've lived and gardened in urban Austin for the past 8 years, after retiring from the last of my several careers. BR (before retirement), most of my life was spent in colder places like Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Montana, Alaska, and Boston MA. Best thing I've done AR-- becoming a Master Gardener. Other passions-- Austin Farmers' Market, grandchildren, and travel.

photo by Elsa, age 7

Monday, March 16, 2009

As good a time as any-- Bloom Day

I’ve been meaning to start this blog for almost two years. Several of my fellow gardener friends’ blogs have inspired me, and now I have a halfway decent if cheap camera, and it’s Bloom Day, so here is the beginning of the Garden of E.

The winter garden is coming to an end, of necessity, since there are only four raised beds and the spring garden will use the same space. But before we eat the last of the lettuce, carrots, cilantro, and collards, I enjoy watching some of the vegetables get tall and flower.

Cilantro is like the purest white, delicate lace...

and mizuna flowers are a delightful combination of eggyolk yellow and spring green.

My other favorite bloom this week is the Louisiana phlox that has stayed very small for the last 5 years. It's been moved now to a sunnier location in hopes it will expand. It looks like painted china instead of a living plant.

Well, it was bloom day, but now I see it's after 1 a.m.


  1. Very nice, E. Welcome to the blogosphere.

  2. Funny, I have never seen cilantro bloom. Maybe because I eat it so quickly!

    Glad to have you online.