Wednesday, December 22, 2010

White rose~Weekly Color 122210

I found this gorgeous white rose at the Los Angeles County Arboretum during one of our visits there. Weekly Color, "white", for December 22, 2010. To visit other participants in Weekly Color, please visit:

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Mountain nursery~Mellow Yellow Monday 122010

Sometimes I like to stop at a little nursery up in our local mountains. I bought my flowering peach there last year and I've watched it grow and change colors and lose its leaves. This was the display there about Halloween time. It's a fun place to visit and I enjoy just wandering around and asking lots of questions! Mellow Yellow for Monday, December 20, 2010.

My BURPEE sweet peas have arrived!

Yes, they've arrived and I've soaked them overnight, so today I'll plant them. A few (a VERY few) of the Ferry Morse (WHATEVER...) ones finally sprouted, but not enough to fill 100 feet of chain link fence, so I'll plant these BURPEE ones in the missing spots. With a weather forecast of rain (on and off) for the next four days, this will be a good time to plant them here in the desert. Wish me luck!

Sunday, December 5, 2010


My sunflowers and California poppies are coming along just fine. My STUPID sweet pea seeds, however, are DUDS and I'll NEVER buy from Ferry Morse again! I ordered 6 packs from Burpee this week and they should arrive here next week and I'll have to replant them! I also bought 3 more packages of sunflower seeds and I may plant them along the back fence, with the sweet peas, and maybe the peas will grow up the sunflowers? Has anybody done this? These were my sweet peas from last March. And, yes, these were BURPEE seeds!

Friday, December 3, 2010

My sweet peas didn't germinate! ACK! Frustration rant!

I was in a hurry this year to buy and plant my sweet pea seeds and NOBODY down here in the desert had Burpee ones, so I bought Ferry Morse. BIG MISTAKE! I planted 12 packets of them and NOT ONE BLOOMIN' SEED has sprouted! Can you believe it???? I was talking about this at school the other day and a fellow teacher told me he had purchased Ferry Morse seeds, too, and NONE of his sprouted either! What's WRONG with Ferry Morse seeds? So, this morning, I sat down and ordered 6 packets from Burpee, through They should be here in about a week, and once I plant them, they will sprout in 7-10 days. I'll NEVER buy Ferry Morse seeds again, PERIOD!!!!!!!