|Patio with House Plants
Starfish Flower -
||Joe Parrish's Plant
What's on Grandma Parrish's Corner Units -
mostly succulents and cactus. Notice the cactus on right shelf on the
third row - details in next column. In bottom right corner on patio floor
is spears of a seedling Century plant from Grandpa Parrish.
Giant Starfish Flower (almost 12" across) appeared a few
days later on thorn less cactus-like Stapelia Nobelis (from Africa) gotten
from a cutting of Mom's, who got hers from Grandma Parrish. Large Chinese
balloon-like buds are blooms that will open in a few days. Flower is a
hairy pale yellow with red center and thin red stripes on
petals (which is why it looks pink in photo).
You can see my Grandpa Parrish and his Century Plant in bloom at the Right
Photo from Texas Newspaper: COPPELL STAR,
Thursday, July 20, 1978, Price: 20 Cents
Mr. Joe Parrish stands alongside his "pet monster", a 25-foot tall century
plant. The plant once stood only four feet tall, but it grew at a
2-foot-per-night rate until it reached its present height. According to
Parish, a century plant blooms every 100 years, and then it dies. But
Parrish said that several little century plants will remain after the big
one dies soon.
Kids in the Garden
Chloe Allysen (age 6 mos.) with the Hibiscus in June 2002
Nephew Adam Joe
(age 3 years) with the Elephant Ears in Sept. 2001
wheelbarrow behind Primrose Stand with
in yellow pots and Spathiphyllums in
Patio with House Plants - Year 2003
Tree with Bench in 2004
Aloe Vera Plant|
Corner Units under window contain many of same plants
as last year. What was on my bakers rack? Stripped airplanes plants blooming
white flowers and top baker's shelf has various types of Geraniums.
Firecracker Bush and Angel Jasmine are in front of baker's rack. Plant in
long box between corner units is Creeping Forget-Me-Knots from
In September 2004
the wheelbarrow was filled with tropical plants and placed under the Empress
Tree with bench in front so most of garden was visible when sitting in the
Vera bloomed Dec. 2003 after moving into garage for winter.|
Pergola in 2004 Seasons
Our pergola in September 2004 with table surrounded by
cannas and palms.
Our pergola in February of same year -we rarely get snow
here it was cold but pretty.
|Same snow day with tree covered