I have a blossom on one of my water lilies! It is perfect! This is my first experience with water plants and I wasn’t sure how well they would do, but both water pots have plants with leaves floating on the surface of the water and one of the white water lilies is now blooming.… Read More BLOSSOMS! WELL ONE, ANYWAY.
All the jungle is gone! Now it is time for me to start working on that end of the yard….training and pruning rose bushes; perhaps planting more to fill in the empty spaces. Some of the remaining trees are good, standing tall, willowy, and nicely attractive. But there are some that will need to be… Read More PRUNING AND GETTING RID OF THE UNDERGROWTH!
My yard is alive with blossoms! So I went around and took photos of them. They are all so beautiful, but the only way to keep them is take a picture. So sad, but they have a very short life. While they are in bloom though, they are spectacular! Some of the blossoms are large,… Read More BLOSSOMS!!!!
So peaceful today; slightly overcast. It’s warming up as we head towards summer, but my pots and roses are beautiful. Don’t know how long I can keep them this way, but I love working with them and right now they are near to perfect! My yellow climbing rose looks more like a small tree….which I… Read More FLOWERS, SUCCULENTS, WATER POTS
It looks like winter is finally over here in California. Temperatures are in the mid 70’s, it is cloudy with lots of sunshine; and windy at times. Crazy when you consider all the snow and storms that are hitting the rest of the country. I have been buying new plants and potting them….and worrying about… Read More MARY, MARY, QUITE CONTRARY; HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?!
We are entering mid-April and it seems that most of the storms have passed. Temperatures are approaching the 70’s and the sky is a deep blue. Beautiful! I have been busy potting and arranging pots and making things nice. I bought an electric fountain for the corner behind the front door. Love it! And I… Read More SUNSHINE! GARDENS AND PONDS!
I woke up this morning hoping for another beautiful sunny day, but alas…clouds are coming in. The sun did start to shine about 9am., but it’s a bit weak and I can see those clouds pushing their way in. This past weekend was so nice; sunny, warm and perfect for working in the yard. California… Read More SUNSHINE OR RAIN?
It’s still only mid March, but it is definitely spring here in Northern California. There are some storms coming in, but we are mostly having sunshine and lots of it. Trees are budding out all over. The almonds are in full bloom as are many of the fruitless varieties of plum and pear. My fruitless… Read More PLANTING SEASON IS UPON US
Sunshine today! One weak rain storm down; another on its way. It looks like the approaching storms will keep getting smaller with lots of sunshine in between; more and more sunshine. That is what I have been looking forward to. I have seeds started in peat pots, sitting on the table on my front patio… Read More SEEDS AND CALIFORNIA SUNSHINE!!!
Another rainy day…dark and dreary! No, I’m not complaining about the rain. I am glad we are having so much rain. I don’t like long droughts. But I was enjoying the sunshine. Did some work in my yard and loved feeling the sun on my face. I have all these plans for changing up the… Read More ANOTHER RAINY DAY