Friday, January 9, 2015

Winter garden~January 2015

I'm planting my winter garden and I'm also planting some wildflower mixtures.  American Gardens has a bee mixture, a butterfly mixture, and a songbird mixture, so I planted one of each.  Today I went and bought their California flower mixture, so hopefully, in about 6 weeks, I'll see some results.

In the meantime, I've filled in some spaces with some colorful lavender, phlox, alyssum, and a couple of types of sylvia for the little hummingbirds who come to my feeders throughout the day.  They really are enjoying the shrubs!

I snapped my camera just as this dove came in for a landing!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

More flower pics

I want to take as many photos as I can because the weather forecast is for temps in the low, then mid, then HIGH 90's next week.  It should be 99 degrees by Friday.  Ugh.  So, my sweet peas will be DONE by next weekend, I'm afraid.


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sunflowers

I currently have 6 sunflowers that are blooming.  One is past its prime and soon will be a nice feeding station for finches and sparrows.  But, the other 5 are doing quite well, if they survive today's winds...






And yet more sweet peas







They are past their peak now.  I'll go out this morning and take more pics.

More sweet peas




More of my sweet peas.  They are going to seed quickly, especially as the temps warm up.

Flowers in my garden~April 26





My flowers as of April 12, 2014.  I thought I should document them now because we're having a big wind storm and the sunflowers might get broken.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunflowers~Today's Flowers~041314



My sunflowers are growing and growing and growing, as you can see.  That's a 6 foot fence between 2/3 of our yard and they are enjoying growing up next to it.  In the last week, the biggest one has grown and opened.  My sweet peas are doing quite well, too.  I'll need to put more organic matter here for next year, but this year I'm happy with the results.  Today's Flowers for Sunday, April 13, 2014.  To visit Today's Flowers, please go to:   http://flowersfromtoday.blogspot.com/