Wednesday, July 19, 2006


This is a baby snake I found while making my rounds this morning.
Isn't he cute?!
He'll probably grow up to be a some huge, horrible
poisonous snake,
but I left him alone.

This is baby Althea.
Her mother is kind of a white/light pink
with a red inside.
What a pleasant suprise to have this just pop up.

Here's mama making more babies.

My baby.


Blogger r sorrell said...

I didn't know that Altheas could produce offspring in different colors. Interesting. We've got a very large, established Althea right next to the back side of our house, and there's another in the easment beyond our back yard. They're both purple. They do so well without any care, I'm thinking about getting some more. I'm just not sure whether or not I like the structure of the shrub.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Mine just looks like a small wispy tree. It's kind of hard to get a picture of the shape because there is not much to it. What do yours look like?
Looks like it possible to shape it this standard tree form:

10:08 AM  
Blogger r sorrell said...

Mine just looks like a big, unruly shrub. Most of the others around here are similiar. It never even occured to me that you could shape it into standard tree form. What a cute baby you've got there!

2:45 PM  
Blogger Annie in Austin said...

One of my sisters lives in the IL house where her husband was born and raised. His mom let her Altheas seed. Over the years the family has been selecting the strain, waiting until they get big enough to bloom, then transplanting the best ones around the lot. After 40 years of this there are all sorts of whites, purples & pinks, mostly with contrasting eyes. We always called them Rose of Sharon.

What a lovely baby! I hope you're taking advantage of your shaded lot or using sunscreen. [a TX grandmother can't help acting like one]

9:38 PM  
Blogger r sorrell said...

We call them Rose of Sharon, too.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Annie with my yard it's the mosquitoes
I have to worry about on his baby skin, and he loves to be outside.

At 16 months he already tries to water the plants for me ... I guess he saw me doing it enough!

1:35 PM  

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