Sunday, June 10, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
The clematis are blooming. I am still amazed that these grow here. I undersand that the viticellas, like this one, and the texensis do best in hot climates.
I like this yellow nasturtium. This one has come up from seed and grown this large just in a month.
Nigella. One of my self seeding spring annuals. Love the seed pods.
Larkspur is another favorite self seeding spring annual.
Geum Mrs. Bradshaw. Love the color of this easy ever green perennial.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Artichokes! This one tasted great!
Beautiful chard. I prefer the red, but this is what grew from a mixed packet. So pretty!
Hydrangea opening. This is the one Robby found for me. I wanted a white one.
My favorite rose, Evelyn.
Nasturtiums going crazy. Can you see the wheelbarrow down in there?
The back garden with the roses in first flush. Someone is coming Monday to use the garden for a photo shoot! : )
Sunday, April 22, 2012
This is the burgeoning spring season in the garden. Very soon, if not already we are at the peak of bloom season. The roses are into their first big flush and other flowers are blooming daily.
Crown Princess Margareta, a David Austin rose that grows as a short climber for me. Nicely fragrant and gorgeous in first bloom. More photos next week. Both the individual flower and the shrub are lovely.
This iris was a gift from Jen. I am so pleased I picked this one!
My unknown peony from a bareroot start from Costco.
Dianthus barbatus 'Sooty'. I raised this one from seed and it is a biennial, which means it takes two years to get this far. It has the typical clove diantus fragrance. Worth the wait!
Saturday, April 14, 2012
The week in the garden began Easter Sunday in Robby and Candace's garden for dinner. Do you see Calla?
I got to see bees swarm in a tree across the street and find a bee man to take them away to make more bees for polinating our valley.
Snowballs growing bigger, turning whiter. These are not fragrant.
Annual poppies. One of my favorites.
Lilacs! One of my new lilac shrubs died coming into spring, just when we throught it was about to bloom. Apparently we have a fungus in the soil. : ( So sad. I love lilacs. Will have to research another blooming shrub.
A new rose, Charisma. Nice to see it blooming.
Nasturtium leaves with water drops.
A quiet corner in shade. Calla lilies, cyclamen, corydalis and azalea.