Revisiting AcAcia’s Garden – FineGardening


We’re in Houston today visiting with AcAcia Johnson. We’ve visited her garden before to see her beautiful roses, which she grows in containers (Roses in Texas). Today she’s back to share more from her garden space.

A ruby-throated hummingbird stops by a feeder for a visit.

large Monarch caterpillar feeding on a leafA big, healthy monarch caterpillar on a swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata, Zones 3–9) plant

close up of a small banana tree growing in a containerThis is my second year of growing this ‘Cavendish Dwarf’ banana tree (Musa ‘Cavendish Dwarf’, Zones 9–11). It hasn’t produced any fruit yet, but it is growing well.

close up of freshly harvested Early Girl tomatoA beautiful ‘Early Girl’ tomato.

close up of bright pink rose in full bloomThis is the second year I’ve grown the rose ‘Tropicana.’ Introduced back in 1960, this variety is still a favorite, thanks to its huge, perfectly formed flowers in a rich warm color.

small backyard garden in early summerAcAcia’s backyard in early summer, with beds and containers starting to take over the lawn

close up of pink and orange multicolored rosesThe petals of the flowers on this ‘Piñata’ climbing rose are a rich shade of orange when they first open. They then fade to pink as each individual blossom ages, so you get a variety of colors in each cluster of flowers.

 

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