27 May 2009

The Plants of Oleander Acres

My contribution to the blog from the daylight hours today will be weak. Laundry and other personal matters needed attending to. However, I would like you to see some of the plantings from my new surroundings. For those of you accustomed to warm weather plants out of doors, this will be old hat. I am thinking particularly of folks like Sheila who have had so many opportunities to enjoy warm weather plants in their natural setting. I have enjoyed warm weather plants, too. . . . .but only in pots. It is a delight for me to see warm weather plants growing out of the ground.

Like for example one of my favorite potted plants, sanseveria or "mother-in-law's tongue." I was brought up short to see these growing out of the ground.

Here are oleander blossoms, Ricki, Oleander Acres style.

These are a neighbor's plantings, the arrangement of which I liked very much.

The following are random shots of the spectacular collection of cacti at the entrance to Oleander Acres.

The gentleman who put this collection together came upon me while I was photographing it. He was most appreciative that I was most appreciative. The staff here are the very kindest and nicest folks that I have run into in a while, and I have run into some very fine people here in Texas. Maybe I am going soft.

But then again, how could you not like me?

But then again, a lot of people have found a way to do precisely that.


Candy Minx said...

What a stunning garden! I love cacti. I bet the weather is amazing. I am glad you made it safe and sound to the next stop on your journey.

Señor Steve said...

Thank you, Candy. I am just catching my breath here before heading into real Indian country.