Wednesday, August 28, 2013

FINDING BEAUTY AT THE FARM

Mesquite sap amber, closeup
Two random farm photos that I just thought were pretty.
Above is some sap from the mesquite tree that had hardened and turned to amber.  I wish the camera would have picked it up, but when the sun hit it just right, they sparkled like little golden jewels all over the tree. So pretty. 2nd Family's daughter has been collecting it, and has a little box full of the amber.

Below is from 2nd Family's house, right by their front porch, and it gives me hope for color at our farmhouse.  This is called "Texas Sage".  I found out it is drought tolerant, grows in any soil, and best of all, blooms into this beautiful bush covered in light purple flowers!  I'm definitely getting some of these (maybe quite a few actually) this weekend at 70% off at the local garden center.  I wouldn't mind these all around the perimeter of the house.

Texas Sage in bloom

7 comments:

DFW said...

That sage is very pretty!

Tombstone Livestock said...

That's beautiful and at 70% off ... go for it.

dindin said...

yep last mon they had about 40 plants. go for it!!!!!!!

1st Man said...

I know, isn't it? I knew they bloomed but didn't know how pretty they look when they are in full bloom. Definitely planting these around the place.

1st Man said...

40??? Which HGC? The one in Katy near Mason Rd? Were they small size like 1 gallon containers or bigger? I need to hit that place on the way out this weekend.

1st Man said...

Yes, 70% off all plants. I need to go crazy this weekend, ha.

Midnite Baker said...

Gorgeous Texas Sage. Is this in the cedar family? I hope so. When hubby & I bought our home in 1971, we had all cedar type bushes for shrubbery around our house. And we, never once, had any bug problems or invasions before we removed them and replaced them with half cedar and a pine variety. We still don't have any major problem but we have had bugs in the areas where the pine type shrubs are planted. So, with my past experience, when we need to replace again, it will be all cedar variety. Good Luck on your landscaping project. M