Cool thing about California is that pretty much every day is sunny. When you are someone like me, however, you long for the rain. For the main reason, well, ya'know...without rain....one must water ones own damn garden.
As I promised to myself a few months ago, I have successfully reconnected with my garden. And, I must say - it looks pretty darn good. Really, really good, actually! This is...quite honestly...the best time of the year for our backyard because I have yet to completely burn out on the watering aspect of my gardening responsibilities.
On with the tour:
Here are my Parrot Tulips. Pretty...yes?? One of the many, many hoards of bulbs that I planted about 5 years ago to return. Because we rarely get a frost around here, bulbs that you want to return are supposed to be dug up and (I think) refrigerated then replanted. That is just not going to happen. For whatever reason, the Parrot tulips want to come back and that makes me very happy.
These are what my mother told me were "Mock Orange" - I didn't plant them, but I love that I inherited their sweet loveliness. Soon they will bloom and when they do - they really smell like orange! Cool.
The next 2 pics are of our climbing Clematis. I spent Easter Sunday untangling them from the pervasive Jasmine vine. Definitely worth it.
This next pic is of my most favorite rose in our backyard - my Sammy Rose. It commemorates my beloved cat, Sam. It is an Altissimo climbing rose and brought me so many smiles. I love red.
I'd like to introduce the amazing Foxglove patch. They are just ready and waiting to open up. Stay tuned for future pics of their loveliness.....
Finally, a pic of my favorite inherited rosebush - I wish I knew the name. It is a wonderful peachy color and blooms like crazy. I'll post pics when it is showing its stuff. Look carefully in the background - who do you see in the window????
Finally - a pic of the Virgin Veggie Bed. By weeks end - it will have new babies tucked in and all sorts of hopes bestowed upon it.
I must confess...I did end up making a trip to the yarn shoppe. My LYS (local yarn shop) is closing and everything is 30-50% off! What else could I do??? Look at my lovely cache:
Did I mention that I love red?
*I re-loaded my pics b/c something wiggy happened & I have no idea where they went. Hope that it is fixed now.