I love the spring because everything comes anew and is colorful. That's Texas Mountain Laurel. It is a tree that blooms purple grape candy smelling flowers every March for about 2 weeks. That is all they will let you enjoy them, but so fragrant you can smell them several houses down! I have one large one, about 20 years old, right in my yard!
I have typically not been a gardener for most of my life but when I reset my life and got out of apartment life I started growing tropicals because I wanted to surround myself with a tropical garden and hot tub, pretending I live in Hawaii, lol!! I love Hawaii and everything tropical. I just was not a green thumb so most everything died. I just kept buying new ones and tried to learn from my mistakes. I eventually learned by following several facebook gardening groups, asking questions, and watching youtube videos. I even learned how to propagate Plumerias! So cool!! This is one of my Aztec Golds. Its quintessential Hawaii! They aren't blooming just yet for 2023 but now they are 6ft tall. There will be about 30 blooms in a few weeks, I can't wait!!
This is Hibiscus, its called HI-C Punch! Great name right? Darling Darla thinks so!
I am back to learning new things again because my boyfriend bought me a miniature hydroponics system. It took me months to find the courage to try it out because I struggle with technology. It's been about 10 days now and it's way cool.... I have enough growth for a tiny mini-salad with arugula, dill, and cilantro! Well, I'd not actually use both those herbs in one salad but definitely I will have herbs for a few salads and dishes soon. Here are the pics from my herb garden.
(The grow light is white but it looks purple in the photo).
I like fresh meals so I am hoping to make this soon, with my home grown Basil! I think I am about a month away from getting something this big!
If you are not a gardener, its okay. Try this kit and have some fun!! :-)
Life should always have some laughter and flowers!!