The whatchamacallit (two posts back) is really a 'night blooming cereus.' If you google images of it you will see why new growth makes me so happy. The flower is pretty amazing. I sure hope I get to see one some day.
A Canadian living in Texas learning slowly, slowly about dirt and plants and trees and what grows and probably more frequently, what doesn't... and wishing that gardening would count for exercise.
And now, I have to leave my beloved garden and start jogging up and down to the Acropolis every day. At least I'll have the exercise thing covered.
Now back in Austin, and finding out what it's like to live with TWO cats....