Welcome to my zone 9a habitat garden near Houston, Texas.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Point of view - April edition

Each month this year I have been showing you a particular view from a designated spot in my garden. It's the view that the camera sees from just in front of the garden shed, looking back toward the house. The idea is to show how the garden changes over a year's time, and I do plan to continue showing this view around this time each month throughout the year.

To see what the view looked like in January, click here; for February, click here; for March, click here. And now, here's the view for April.

The big changes you might notice here are the moss rock edging that has been added to the beds. The rocks give the beds and the garden as a whole more definition and interest, I think (and hope). Also, the old galvanized tub planters that were in front of the beds have been moved to another area of the garden and two large pots containing citrus trees have been put in their place. The pot on the left contains a Mexican thornless lime and the one on the right has a kumquat. The trees share their pots with some begonias for added color.

Walking a bit farther down the path toward the house, you can see that there has been considerable growth in the plants over the last month, and the yellow cestrum on the left is now in full bloom.

Turning the camera a bit to the right in the direction of the house shows more of the growth that has taken place in the last month.

Walking even closer to the house, you can see how the new patio and the beds around it have begun to evolve. Since I showed you Charlie the garden cat last month, it's only fair that Bubba, garden cat #2, gets into the shot this month.

Perhaps by May's "POV," the daylilies might be in bloom.


  1. The new edging looks very good. Everything is so green where you are.

  2. I love the edging, the whole garden just invites you to stroll around it. Lovely.

    1. That's what we are aiming for - something that invites one in. Thank you!

  3. You have a wide area to garden and play with your compositions. The green grasses are looking great too this month. Happy gardening.

    1. The garden is about half an acre and it is a big space for one gardener to cover, it is true. Thanks for stopping by, Andrea.