"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere
" Van Gogh

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tasty Treats From The Garden

Sequoia Strawberries and
Arugula and a handful of bush beans.  It is just the start on the bush beans, I hope.

Gina Lollobrigida Hybrid tea rose


Right now this beautiful rose has just pops with the grey weather and she if fragrant too. I had to spray her leaves with some neem oil due to she and a few of my other roses get this time of year, powdery mildew.





Just love her.  I hope she will continue to do well in my garden. 


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Yellow and Pink Roses



 Gina Lollobrigida Roses 







 A pretty bouquet to bright up a May grey day.








Friday, May 18, 2018

A Spring Walkthrough My Garden


The afternoons here in Zone 10a are amazing and I love the way the garden glows.

 My 'Gina Lollobrigida' rose bush is just beginning to bloom.  She had a rough start too.  Her leaves were covered with rust, due the May grey weather we are having in the morning.  I had to de-foliage the whole bush last month and I was not sure if she would make it back.  But she did.




 'Sweet Surrender' roses are having an amazing spring.


 The first time the 'Sweet William' plant has done well in my garden.  I moved it to the rose area and it is loving it.  I hope to sow some seeds this year for next spring.













 In my vegetable garden I am growing 'lemon' cucumbers, bush beans and 'Super bush' container tomatoes.


Opie is enjoying the weather too.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Gourmet Popcorn mini roses


 Here are some photos of my Gourment Popcorn mini rose bush that I have in a container.

 Sweet tiny white flowers that grow in clusters.



You can see how tiny the buds and flowers really are.


I had it in the ground at first but it seems that it was not doing well.  I decided to transfer it about a two season ago into a large container and it seems to be doing much better.

Along The Pathway

Along one of our pathways I have used it as a test garden.  In this particular pathway there is a tree that has a hole at the bottom of its trunk.  Monarch caterpillars have found their way to it to make their chrysalis. 


The Spanish lavender has done well here and a perfect place for it.  It adds a lot of color this time of year.  I started off with two plants that I had sown from a seed packet.  Now, they self sow themselves.

The white pincushion flowers look amazing next to the lavender.

Super sweet to see them back in my yard.

Have a wonderful day and thank you for visiting my blog.