Monday, July 26, 2010

Texas Garden Flower, a Tolerant Blessing!

Pretty Purslane~
in all it's splendor.

Reaching High~
in Texas heat.

Sunshine brings~
wide open blooms.

Nightly closes~
under heavens moon.

Dark green foliage~
stand sturdy daytime.

Friend to sun~
and heat alike.

Giving show with~
displaying power.

Thank you Lord~
for this, my flower.

Taking a walk through my garden today, I am so thankful for the pretty Purslane that seems to thrive in our Texas heat. It is a planting that I add every year to fill in the spaces among my other loved flowers. Tolerant to our very HOT temps and always giving a beautiful show of small colorful blooms. Planted in the ground, a garden pot, or hanging from the porch, these wonderful annuals are a blessing and look so pretty next to other flowers and especially,roses.

Sharing a few pics of the purslane from my garden this season.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a walk with me in my Texas garden. Remember my Summer giveaway and leave a comment and follow to enter. Click HERE for the details of the giveaway and the drawing July 31st with the winner announced.

And, Please Welcome my friend Diane Knott in the Grand Opening of her Etsy shop with her daughter Holly. Diane is an accomplished and published artist with talent galore. Visit her Blog HERE and her new Boutique on etsy HERE. She is also having a giveaway to celebrate the opening and you will see the details when you visit her blog. BEST WISHES DIANE!!

Till next time, Have a wonderful Summer Day!
Blessings, Celestina Marie


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Celestina Sweetie...
What a beautiful share this morning. I too usually plant some purslane, as it does well in the Phoenix desert heat too. This year mine did not come back in my pots, and I didn't make it to the nursery. I am hoping to feel up to Fall planting and making things beautiful then. (Spring and Summer got lost this year.)

I am so excited about your giveaway. The ornaments are so exquisite, as you. Your reflection is on each beautiful item that you create sweetie. Exquisite.

Hope you have a beautiful Monday. Thank you for taking me on a tour of your garden. I love the little terra cotta rabbit. So cute.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Hello Celestina Marie,
I found your blog thru Etsy Cottage Style...I have been a somewhat absent member of late...
Your work is exquisite and I will be following you now! I will put your button on my blog, too!

Your flowers are very pretty and look like they do not mind the heat...I used to live in Cotulla, TX. and have family in Ft. Davis. Texas is one of my favorite places to be!

So happy to have found you!

Denise@alloverroses said...

Your flowers are gorgeous and they must LOVE your climate. I love the bunny peeking through the lovely flowers. My garden has not been at it's best this year so I am thankful for my visits to all of yours.
Have a wonderful day!

Ginny said...

Really beautiful flowers. I can hardly believe that they can withstand the heat! My garden is a bit sparse this year since my man broke his hip and that is his love, gardening. But, we do have a few lovely hanging baskets. I was able to shut my air cond. off for one entire day, but looks like I will be turning it on today. Have a great week. Loved the pictures!

Claudia said...

Your purslane is lovely. Thank goodness there is something to plant that withstands the heat and seems to enjoy it! Have a lovely day.


LuLu Kellogg said...

That purslane is lovely!

Not much here has survived this summer since the heat has been horrid with very little rain so I loved seeing your beautiful flowers!


Anonymous said...

Celeste, it arrived about 45 minutes ago! It's so absolutely beautiful I can't believe it! Prettier than your photos! Oh, I will cherish it forever! I MUST find the perfect place to hang it...most likely in our dining room with several other hand-painted rose plates I have where I can see it every time we sit down to eat! And the precious spoon you included...what a sweet surprise. Tears. It brought tears to my eyes, your kindness! Thank you from my heart. Especially since beginning last year a lot of unkindness found its way into my life. God helps us to balance out the bad always with the good if we but look around and be thankful for the things we take for granted. The unkindness of others can never erase or unbalance all of our blessings even though at times it may seem so when our focus is shifted.
Thank you for being such a sweet friend. God bless!

Unknown said...

Well, I have never seen this beauty, Purslane, but will check into it. After this 'flip me over, I'm done on this side' heatwave, not much has survived our weather. Your florals are just gorgeous, Celeste.

Finally we got a respite ... terrific storm went thru here last night.

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

Robin said...

Hi Celestina Marie! I came over here from Diane's blog and boy am I glad I did. I absolutely love your handpaintings. I just became a North Texas blogger to another!! Your giveaway ornaments are absolutely divine.

Take Care - Robin in Waxahachie

Julie Marie said...

Hello Celeste, I love Purslane and yours is so pretty everywhere! I love all of your little garden ornaments mixed in here and there as well... I will be sure to check out your friends new blog and shop... my beautiful roses paperweight arrived today, I love it! I am sending you an email... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Lore♥ said...

hola querida amiga!
que hermoso jardin!!
hermosas flores!!
un lindo lugar para tomar un decanso bajo el sol entre tanta naturaleza linda,
me encanta todas tus flores que adornan tu jardin...
un abrazo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Beautiful flowers...and a lovely post! I'm wishing Diane and her daughter the best of luck with their new shop! Enjoy your evening sweet friend! ♥

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Your flowers are really beautiful and that is something I need to do with the drought over summer here, as a lot of my plants died last year, need to plant flowers that are not going to stress in the heat.
I have never heard of Purslane and will see if we have it here.
Best wishes to Diane and Holly.

have a beautiful week, dear friend

Ann Flowers said...

Stunning picture of the flowers, will definitely make my day. Keep posting.

Jacalyn @ said...

Your garden is beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful week!


A Hint of Home said...

Hey friend! Trying to get caught up here from my long trip.
Also trying to redo some of my flowers that didn't do so well under the care of others. lol
I need some purslane in the heat we are enduring at the moment. lol
I may go looking for some today. Thanks for posting about them.
Hope all is well and you are surviving this heat wave ok.
Talk to you soon!
Have a great week and be safe!

Mari said...




The Polka Dot Closet said...

The joys of blogging I am sooo glad you stopped in! I am now your new follower. What a beautiful blog you have and you are so talented! Thank you for stopping by and sharing in my publishing joy!


Shirl said...

Hello Celeste, I've really enjoyed seeing all that is growing in your garden. You have some beautiful garden spots. We have had so much heat this summer that the flowers are not lasting too long here. My beloved stargazer lily's are in bloom now so I'm in heaven with the scent. I also enjoyed your previous few posts that I missed. You have been making some beautiful things.
It was nice to stop by.

Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Solid Rock or Sinking Sand said...

What a lovely post with such beatiful pictures. I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come on over to my blog and check it out. God's blessings too you. Lloyd

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

What beautiful flowers!!! So gorgeous. Their colos are so bright.I love he fact that they are a summer flower.Beautiful pictures Celest.
I'm home now and will email you soon.
XXOO Marie Antionette

Unknown said...

Hi Celestina! What a beautiful garden you have. Here in Ohio we have the humid heat...sauna weather
the flower like it til it cooks em. I try to do more natural gardening...wildflower/meadow plants. My Rudbeckia and coneflowers do well....african daisy...grasses...butterfly bush....ivy, groundcovers.....make it through every year and come back.
Thanks for walk.

Chany said...

Wonderful flowers, God's gift to brighten our lives, our working hours, to sweeten our dreams and hopes, God bless you Chany

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Purslane is one of the few things I cannot kill! I always try to have some each year, too.

I need to go visit your friend, Diane. She makes some beautiful things!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..