Sunday, June 17, 2012


Lantana in my parent's backyard

In honor of Father's Day and my Mom's birthday, both today, I'm posting photos I've taken today in Mom & Dad's backyard. 

Even though we've already been sizzling in the 90's here in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of Texas, their yard looks beautiful, thanks to Dad's constant care! (Check out those lime-green sweet potato vines above!)

The Crepe Myrtles here in our area started blooming profusely in the past week or so, and Mom & Dad's yard has an entire row of those gorgeous blooms lining one fence!

I love all the heat-tolerant flowers Dad has planted----two kinds of Lantana (see first photo in this post)- the orange and red ones, and the pink and yellow, the latter of which I remember as a huge flowering bush under my bedroom window in the house I grew up in---and some beautiful light pink Verbena (I had never seen Verbena in light pink till I saw theirs---see below)!  

Mom said she heard these particular light pink ones were developed by Texas A & M; since we're not too far from them, our nurseries carry a lot of the new varieties of flowers developed by them.

Dad planted a Magnolia tree this year. Above is a gorgeous bud that just started opening. Once open, my parents enjoy the wonderful lemony-scent indoors by floating the blooms in a decorative bowl.

I'm really proud of my parents' beautiful yard! Dad has such a talent for it! And I'm excited that they have a wonderful place to relax and unwind at the end of the day!

Wishing all the Dads a Happy Father's Day!
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