Sunday, October 31, 2010

My seeds are coming up!

Yes, my seeds have sprouted and, if my neighbors don' t trespass and spray ROUNDUP on them, I'll have African Daisies and a few sunflowers next spring! I threw out my daisy seeds from last spring and there were some sunflower seeds in the ground, which have now sprouted! I'm so excited!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Rethinking my garden plans 102410

I'm rethinking my plans for my gardens this fall. I WILL plant my sweet peas in the back yard, along the 6' high chain link fence which divides our back yard in half. (Half of it is for the dogs). But, I'm NOT planting sunflowers along the street fence, like I've done for the last two years. Instead, I threw out African daisy seeds (no California poppy seeds this year). But, I do have an east-facing fence between me and my neighbor which now gets full sun until late afternoon! She was kind enough to ask me if it was okay to trim back one of the shrubs which was there (and was growing over her side of the fence) I said okay and now I have a whole other location to plant seeds! So, yesterday I planted my sunflower seeds along that fence, along with the California poppies. I also had two packages of Texas Bluebells that I planted there, so I'll see if they sprout this year! We had quite a bit of rain last week and the ground is still soaked, so the seeds should sprout quickly as it is warming up now. I'll continue to water these newly-planted seeds and I hope by next Spring I'll have photos to share with you!

Wild sunflower, Lone Pine, CA~Today's Flowers 102410

Hubby and I drove up to the Sierras last weekend and we stopped near the Alabama Hills of Lone Pine to take some photos. There are always wild sunflowers growing there and I especially liked this one! There is a cow pasture behind them, but these grow wild along the roadway. Today's Flowers for October 24, 2010. Oops! For some reason, I'm getting a message that Today's Flowers is "for invited bloggers ONLY" and is closed! Can anybody help me? I'm getting this message: "This blog is open to invited readers only."

Sunday, October 10, 2010

One of the last roses before winter~Today's Flowers 101010

I board my 5 rescue horses up in our local mountains, out away from the desert heat. They are well into their autumn season and I found this yellow rose on one of their roses bushes. There were three more buds on this rose bush, but soon they'll go dormant for the winter. I better enjoy this beauty while I can!!! Their maple trees already have yellow leaves. Today's Flowers for October 10, 2010.