A November freeze wiped out most blooming things outside, with the exception of some scrappy Mexican mint marigolds and sheltered purple lantana, neither of which photograph well right now. So, here's the best color around the house:
The rosemary's got a couple of flowers still on it; purple lantana; some kolanchoe which may bloom if we get a few warm days in a row; the Christmas cactus (again); and my neighbor's pear tree is looking beautiful today.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Everything's looking a bit scraggly right now but still plenty of stuff blooming around the house. From the top: copper canyon daisy w/artemisia; Mexican bush sage; zinnias; cypress vine; golden thryallis; honeysuckle; some herb (label said clary sage); more zinnias in the veggie garden.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I've got new colors of zinnias coming in everyday: lovely, exciting colors. Planted my square foot garden with some fall veggies (kale, beets, and bok choy from seed; broccoli, arugula, cilantro, dill, and strawberry plants), but the basil and zinnias are being sun and space hogs right now (the chard seedlings are getting shaded out).
Monday, September 28, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
So, it's been forever since I last posted, but this summer has been so long and hot and dry that my garden's in survival mode. Which means lots of dropped leaves and not many thriving plants. But we got a little bit of rain this morning and here's Lloyd scanning the sky for any more that might come our way. Ironically, the plumeria that I used to be unable to get to bloom has had flowers for the past two months.