Wednesday, March 05, 2008

to speak of

lady banks

today, we started in the 30s and ended in the 80s...and the garden is churning underneath, but not yet above. tomorrow is 60percent chance of thunderstorms which we desperately need. please.

i don't have a yellow lady banks rose, but i really should have one, even though she struts her stuff once a year, doesn't have a scent of her own to speak of and is bit of a tramp when it comes to space. still. she heralds the spring flush, along with the mountain laurels here in texas. my mountain laurels are behind the neighborhood gravy train, but they will be blooming soon...and you know that i will be pushing them in your face with a 'i wish you could smell these.'


Alison Gibbs said...

Won't be long now and you will have those little beauties blooming.
Check my blog for some gorgeous roses.

jackie said...

oh how pretty is that?
It's nice to know that it's spring somewhere... as I look out at all the ice and snow!
: )

Andie-The Brown Bee said...

Push away Dawn! I'll be smelling them in my mind....along with the wild honeysuckle that grew alongside them by the roadside on the mountiain that raised me! Thank you for sharing your gloriocity.....xoxo

Marilyn said...

This weather has been absolutely crazy! We're having the same extremes here in Dallas, too.

Today, we're forecasted to get 1-3 inches of SNOW!! Then it's back to temps. in the 60's and 70's.

I have a neighbor with a Lady Banks, and she is a monster! I think she is going to engulf the neighborhood before long.


Anonymous said...

I was just out watering the containers yesterday evening and noticed how well my little bit of Texas is doing - the TML seed you sent last year is now a strapping 10" tall plant!

Ginni Dee said...

I can't wait!


MaryF said...

I love lady banks! I don't have any at this house, though.

And my mountain laurels smell so gooooood.