Saturday, January 9, 2016


These are not my roses.  I simply cannot grow roses.  I've tried and tried over the last 40 years...sigh...
These are at the Palm Desert civic center park.  They had to pull out their old ones and replant them, so these are only a year old...they look pretty tired right now.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

It wasn't all ice at the nursery

Well, it wasn't ALL ice up at our local nursery this week!  I love to find water on pretty!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Ice at the local nursery

It was 21 degrees here in our valley two mornings ago.  This morning it was 34 degrees on the front porch here at home.  I'm keeping an eye on my sunflower seedings.  They didn't like the cold and most of them are bent.  I hope they survive.

I went up to our local nursery that morning.  This is what I found at 8:30 that morning...

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Some garden color (FINALLY!)

I bought a couple new daisy plants this weekend because one of them that I bought at Lowe's died.  YES!  Already!  I also found a red verbena, which the butterflies and hummingbirds will enjoy!  I added 3 other blue daisy-type plants, so I now have a variety of color!  And, the lavender is starting to open up and bloom!   Life is good!


Monday, November 23, 2015

More flowers for the front yard

I went back to the nursery center yesterday and bought 4 more snapdragons, 1 mint, and 2 verbena.  Now the garden looks pretty full and I think I'm set for the season.  I also bought 3 packages of miniature sunflower seeds which only grow to be 2-3 feet tall.  These will make a nice hedge against the railroad ties raised bed, I believe.  I also planted the 7 cabbage plants that were leftovers from Friday.  All 125 of our 3rd graders got to take home a cabbage plant, but there were about 15 leftovers, so I took 7 and put them in the raised bed.  I planted the mint in the middle of them, so maybe it will keep some pests away!

Here are some photos of the newest plants:

Snapdragon next to the daisies

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Daisies ~ Today's Flowers~112215

I planted these a couple of weekends ago.  They are thriving in the garden I'm making out front.  Today's Flowers for November 22, 2015.

Here's the link to Today's Flowers (although their join up link isn't working...):

Winter garden

I can't believe it's been over 6 months since I last posted here.  It wasn't a really hot summer, but it was H-U-M-I-D.  Ugh.

Anyway, I'm slowly getting my fall/winter garden put together.  Every weekend I visit our local nursery, which is just up the street.  Their prices are a little higher than Lowe's and Home Depot, but their plants are of a much better quality.  And, I can ask them questions and they will answer them.  They also are used to me walking around with my camera and put up with that, too.

So far, I've planted daisies, blue salvia, a red salvia, a red/orange salvia, Rudbeckia, lavender, and something blue.  Oh, and a red snapdragon which attracts hummingbirds.  I may return today and buy a couple more snaps.  I'm also going to buy a package of sunflower seeds to put next to my railroad ties garden.

Here are some photos of the garden so far...
 My 20 year old cat loves to "help" me.  He usually plants himself right in the middle of my photos!
 The blue thing...I don't know what it is...