Winter in Our Garden

2016-1-26 Courtyard from porch

OK, for all of you living in the frozen north this blog is especially for you. It’s January in our garden. No Snow here in central Texas! Roses, Snapdragons and Pansies are happily blooming away.

2016-1-26 Courtyard from under arbor

This is taken from under the arbor in the first picture. I’m looking back toward our fountain courtyard.  Please keep in mind as you go through my blog, if you’d like to see any of the pictures larger just click on the image.

2016-1-26 Yellow Iris

Some of our irises are in full flower!

2016-1-28 Front Garden

In front of our home/studio the garden is also quite happy. Don’t you think the snapdragons in front of the blue containers are striking? The tall red blooms at the base of the oak trees are aloes. Hummingbirds love them.

2016-1-28 Bluebonnet in Snapdragons

AND….Bluebonnets are popping up among the snapdragons. In a couple of months this bed should be filled with our Texas State Flower. I’ve started using leaves for mulch in our garden. We have lots of flower beds and lots of leaves! It’s certainly much less expensive than bagged mulch. And we are getting a plethora of earthworms in the soil. So, that’s the latest news from Mikki and Jack’s garden. STAY WARM! Hugs,

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http://www.senkarik.com

12 Responses to “Winter in Our Garden”

  1. Bill Gavin Says:

    Your yard looks great. I’m wearing polar fleece at the moment here in MA.

  2. phyllis@santafeartcollector.com Says:

    The only thing green here is me, with envy! Amazing to see such beautiful blooms now. It is about 27 degrees out and we have a storm on the way Sun-Tues and wind and frigid temos. Brrr! I’m ready for warmer weather. Hugs,Phyllis

  3. Peggy Says:

    Mikki you are amazing!! So talented.
    Peggy

  4. Stevie Denny Says:

    I so admire you, Mikki! I know you’ve done all that work yourself, and it’s just beautiful. I’ve followed your postings since you moved, and watched your new home come to life. And you’ve all this while keeping up your painting! You serve as a great example of what can be accomplished; and instead of making excuses about not having time to paint, we should just do it!

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Stevie,
      Thank you so much. Fortunately Jack and I are both very disciplined so that makes it easier. After years of being in business for ourselves we’ve found wasted time is lost income. We’ve learned to make lists in order of priority of what we want to accomplish each day. This really helps in scheduling our time. It’s all a matter of forming good work habits. You don’t know how much we appreciate your kind words. Hugs, Mikki

  5. Susan Helen Strok Says:

    What a pretty garden! Thanks so much for giving the rest of us snow and ice bound readers a glimpse of warmth and beauty!

  6. Hilda Thurman Says:

    You make beauty everywhere you go. Your home place has certainly transformed from where it was when you first bought it.

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Thank you Hilda. It’s fun seeing the garden start to mature. Plants are beginning to fill up their spots. It’s so rewarding to watch it all coming together. Takes awhile, not the instant gratification that I can get when planting flowers in a painting! Thank you for following my blog. Hugs, Mikki

  7. Alison Duke Says:

    Lovely to see such a beautiful garden. Thank you.

    Alison

    *Duke Art *

    *dukealisonart@blogspot.com.au *

    “*Art is after all the dream of the soul coming to life.”*

  8. robert terrell Says:

    thank you so much . your tutorials are really helpful. I was watching an episode of ncis new orleans and I think I saw one of your paintings. did I see that or am I crazy? thanks Mikki

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