Daily Archives: April 1, 2013

Spring Has Sprung in Central Texas

a view from the driveway. Mexican plum in bloom

a view from the driveway. Mexican plum in bloom

Non-native young fruit and buds of the Pomegrante which is a tree a helper dug from my in-laws estate in the 70's. Early leaves are a gorgeous reddish color and the blooms are beautiful. The fruit tastes awful

Non-native young fruit and buds of the Pomegrante which is a tree a helper dug from my in-laws estate in the 70’s. Early leaves are a gorgeous reddish color and the blooms are beautiful. The fruit tastes awful

Eve's necklace: native, drought tolerant, understory tree.

Eve’s necklace: native, drought tolerant, understory tree.

Rusty Blackhaw Virbunum, native. Understory or full sun- fairly rare. Beautiful new leaves in spring with good fall color.

Rusty Blackhaw Virbunum, native. Understory or full sun- fairly rare. Beautiful new leaves in spring with good fall color.”

[caption id="attachment_4528" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Tiny fruit of an unknown native grape variety. Pretty in the spring as if in bloom. Male grape as it never produce any grapes. I need to research that Tiny fruit of an unknown native grape variety. Pretty in the spring as if in bloom. Male grape as it never produce any grapes. I need to research that

Birds love the fruit when ripe in the fall of American Beautyberry, native shrub. Immature spring fruit of American Beautyberry. Birds enjoy the fruit of this easy to grow native.

Newly formed fruit of the Elbow Bush. In late April-May the fruit  ripens to a dark blue and is soon eaten by the birds. Easy to grow native. Survives severe drought (in my yard. Often grows as an understory small shrub.

Newly formed fruit of the Elbow Bush. In late April-May the fruit ripens to a dark blue and is soon eaten by the birds. Easy to grow native. Survives severe drought (in my yard. Often grows as an understory small shrub.

Immature figs of Brown Turkey variety. Birds eat most of the ripe figs

Immature figs of Brown Turkey variety. Birds eat most of the ripe figs

I have photos of a more spring blooms but these will suffice for now. Getting these pix into this post has been nothing short of a minor miracle. A long and tiring job. I have not posted a group pf photos in a while. I tried to get these to work as a slideshow but I had no cooperation from my brain to the media gallery of WP. I will have to look that up someplace as it seems I’ve forgotten how. Ticks me off- a lot!

An Article From “The Dogster” The Daily Scoop ( this is a good one)

Click the link at the bottom to read the story.

I subscribe to The Dogster and often the online magazine has tremendous stories. I loved this one. But I didn’t like the disapproval of the woman condemning the person who paid 6G to save the family dog that will add two more years to its life.

My question to the criticizing woman is, do you give to a charity, how much did you spend on your vacation, your clothes for the year, how many trips did you make, did you need your big screen TV, iphone, and all your fancy clothes?

Click the link below and read the article. It is a good one.

http://www.dogster.com/the-scoop/would-you-pay-6000-save-an-elderly-dog

~yvonne~