After I started working on my patio this spring I have had a few friends give me plants which is a good thing... because they have extras from their garden to share, must mean they are good for this area.... right? I'm new to gardening in Texas, so any help I can get is great. Way back when, I have had many a garden, and mostly very big gardens. Gardening in Texas is a whole new arena... I have to learn all over again. The soil here is mostly sand, and the ants, grasshoppers and deer are really prolific and there is a spring garden as well as a fall garden, and I have been told that if you know what you are doing, you can plant almost any time here. Now all I have to do is learn what works here. I tried my hand at it the first year we were here, on a very small scale, but it was a disaster... which caused me to hang up my hoe for a very long time. I have planted some bushes and flowers with pretty good success lately, but I have decided to take it up a notch... or two, and do a real garden and see what happens.
Back to my friends... one in particular has a very green thumb. A few weeks ago she brought me a bunch of different plants that were from her garden. She thought I might enjoy some new plants. One of them was a Moon Flower. For the first couple of weeks I didn't think it was going to make it, but it came around and started to show new life. This was my Moon Flower plant last week.
I have been keeping an eye on it through the week, and really noticed it yesterday.