My Garden

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorMy Garden

Hi, Everyone! Welcome to My Garden! I started seriously landscaping my big backyard in January of 2016. I’ve been including all these pics in my newsletter, but decided I wanted one place where anyone could take a look at my progress. My garden is a place of real respite and joy and of course some hard physical labor which I also love.

I’ll be adding photos often so be sure to check back with My Garden! If this is your first visit to my site, I’m a paranormal romance author who especially loves hunky vampire warriors and dynamic women with amazing emerging powers!

Here are the photos of my garden by date!

Week of 7/15/2017:

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Week of 7/8/2017:

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Week of 7/1/2017:

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Week of 6/24/2017:

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Week of 5/27/2017: 

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Week of 5/20/2017: 

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Week of 5/13/2017: 

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Week of 5/6/2017:

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Week of 4/29/2017:

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Week of 4/22/2017:

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Week of 4/15/2017:

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Week of 4/8/2017:

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Week of 4/1/2017:

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Week of 3/25/2017:

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Week of 3/11/2017:

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Week of 2/18/2017:

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Week of 2/11/2017:

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Week of 1/21/2017:

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Week of 1/14/2017:  The pinkish light is a result of taking all these photos at dawn!

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Week of 1/7/2017:  It rained this week!

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Week of 12/31/2016:

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Week of 12/24/2016:

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Week of 12/10/2016:

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Week of 12/3/2016:

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Week of 11/26/2016:

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Week of 11/5/2016:

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Week of 10/29/2016:

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Week of 10/22/2016:

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Purple Angelonia and Sweet Potato Vine

 

Week of 10/15/2016:

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Week of 10/8/2016:

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Week of 10/1/2016:

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Week of 9/24/2016:

I know it doesn’t look like it, but I really trimmed back the Sweet Potato Vine this week. And I know I need to do it even more!

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Ah, the beautiful pink Angelonia is still going strong!

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If it looks messy, it is! I’m finally working on the last island of the yard. This one, however, is absurd, because so far it has 5 trees, each of which can grow anywhere from fifteen to thirty feet tall! I’ll have decisions to make in the coming years, lol!

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This was so pretty when I took the picture: Yellow Bells and Mexican Petunia!

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More Yellow Bells, this time in the south central island looking toward the Sweet Potato Vines…

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Found a hitchhiker! If you look closely at the small yellow flower, it shouldn’t have been there. It belongs to a succulent that I didn’t plant. It seems to have hitch-hiked with the Pink Angelonia! I love it when that happens!

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Week of 9/17/2016:

I’ve added a new plant: Calabrachao. It has beautiful velvety purple flowers! Hope it thrives.

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I’d removed the Mexican Petunia from the front of this bed and added a cute little plant — three of them — called Super Bells! The flowers are yellow-and-white striped!

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My Butterfly Bush is really starting to bloom…

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The Sweet Potato Vines are trying to take over the world. They’ve really pushed hard against these beautiful Lantana plants…

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Of course, in another bed, the lantana flowers are pushing against the very young mesquite tree!

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But here, in yet another bed, the Lantana are thriving and all alone. I think the plant likes it this way, lol!

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Week of 9/10/2016:

My Queen of Sheba has started to bloom! Yay!

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My roses have suffered through the heat because I don’t have enough comforting shade yet. But I’ve planted trees so I’m hoping my roses will do much better next summer. Here’s my yellow rose, budding and blooming!

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I have a beautiful mauve rose near the southeast corner of the garden. Interestingly, four trees popped up around it: 2 mesquites and 2 palo verdes. Here is one of the young palo verdes that I transplanted. It’s doing beautifully. BTW – I think it’s a palo verde. We’ll see if the trunk remains green!

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And here is one of the mesquite trees I transplanted. It’s doing really well!

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This is a bougainvillea shaped into a small tree. It’s looking sparse because it’s been residing, very unhappily, in a pot on the patio all summer. Now it’s in the ground and I can tell it’s smiling. Eventually, it will be a thick, shrubby thing intent on taking over the world!

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And finally, my butterfly bush is blooming! Yay!

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Week of 9/3/2016:

I finished cleaning up the south wall bed. I’d had the really bad ‘dyed’ red bark that had hurt my plants in this bed. Getting rid of the bark was a pain!

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This is a view from the northwest to the southeast. The afghan pine (small tree on the left) has hardly grown, but the rest of the yard has exploded! Yay!

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This is a great pic of the young mesquite tree. In April, it was only a couple of feet tall! Love these thorny, beautiful, feathery desert trees! I have seven more in the yard, all volunteer, and each is only a few inches to a couple feet tall. Next summer, my yard will be an awesome jungle!

My young mesquite tree

There’s a bare spot on the east wall. I’ve been waiting for it to cool down before I plant my tree rose back there. It’s such a hot spot! I’m hoping by next summer, there will be a bit of shade for the poor thing. I’m ambitious, to say the least, lol!

A bare spot on the east wall

Week of 8/27/2016:

I’ve been working on the south wall, planting a part of the yard that was full of annuals last year. Time for some more permanent species…

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This is a plant I’m trying out called Evolvulus. I hope it can take the heat!

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The firecracker plant in front of the Big Rock. The young mesquite tree is behind the rock…

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My fave yellow bells with a long view to my back door…

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Ever happy ‘party plants’, the continuously blooming lantana! Love, love, love…

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This is a feathery plant called nierembergia. Aren’t these tiny lavender flowers precious?

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Week of 4/9/2016:

A View from the center to the south

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Week of 4/2/2016:

The young palo verde tree planted itself in this spot. I’ll have to keep it small!

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Blossoms on the young palo verde tree. So beautiful!

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The south side of the yard with the rose and in by the wall, the young palo verde tree!

The yellow rose bush and the young palo verde tree

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Week of 3/26/2016:

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