Welcome! As "Annie in Austin" I blog about gardening in Austin, TX with occasional looks back at our former gardens in Illinois. My husband Philo & I also make videos - some use garden images as background for my original songs, some capture Austin events & sometimes we share videos of birds in our garden.
Come talk about gardens, movies, music, genealogy and Austin at the Transplantable Rose and listen to my original songs on YouTube. For an overview read Three Gardens, Twenty Years. Unless noted, these words and photos are my copyrighted work.
Over at Pam/Digging’s blog, I mentioned this Crème Brulee Coreopsis, and promised a photo when it began to bloom. Last fall I rescued a distressed-looking pot of this coreopsis from the bargain table at Lowe’s. It was marked down to only $2! I pulled it apart and replanted all the little sections. [Cheap, cheap, cheap.] This spring there were five survivors, and some have started to bloom. I like the color in this area, with a lemony Achillea ‘Moonshine’ and a lemony daylily, Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’. There’s a clump of silver-grey Lambs Ears [Stachys byzantina] and a purple Salvia greggii weaving through, too. Over by the obelisk, there are two more divisions of the coreopsis almost ready to bloom. For a price equal to two lottery tickets, I won quite a floral prize, don’t you think?