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


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:

Friday, March 21, 2014

More flowers from my garden!

The rose is actually from my neighbor's yard, but the rest are all in my yard.  The second from the bottom photo shows one of my wildflower mixes that I threw out along her fence and ours.  I like that spot.  It gets morning light and late afternoon shade.  That's also where I scatter bird seed, so I get an occasional sunflower, too!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Flowers from my garden~Nature Notes~031914

My garden is slowly awakening.  Cosmos, nasturtiums, sweet peas, and California poppies are coming to life.  My sunflowers are about three feet tall and GROWING!  We've had such a short winter and already a LONG spring, that everything is blooming.  The palo verde trees are blooming, the acacias are blooming, and spring is bursting out all over!  Here are some of the flowers currently in my garden.  Nature Notes for March 19, 2014.  ENJOY!  To visit Nature Notes, please go to:

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Flowers at the park

No, this isn't my garden.  I'm just starting to have a few things bloom and I ran out and took a couple of photos yesterday afternoon.  These gorgeous beauties are at the Rancho Mirage Whitewater Park.  We were there yesterday with the grandson and I wandered over to take a few photos of these flowers and envy them!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Garden, February 2014

Gosh, has it really been last July since I last posted? has!  Six months have come and gone.  I'm feeling much better this year.  At least I don't have the chronic bronchitis I had ALL last year, from Labor Day through Memorial Day.  I couldn't do my morning walks.  I just didn't have the energy.  I've been free of my bronchitis now since mid-May last year.  I never got it over the summer.  What I DID change was my eating habits.  I cut way back on carbs (I hardly eat bread any more), bought a VITAMIX blender, and started making healthy green smoothies!  I DID get a concussion while at school (my boys were playing soccer and I somehow ended up in the middle of it, staring up at the sky!) and I was off for 10 days with a moderate concussion, but otherwise, except for a couple days of the flu and some "mental health" days, I've been relatively healthy this year.

As such, I went out this morning and planted a DESERT ZONE DRY wildflower mixture...very drought tolerant.  Good thing, because our drought here in California is very bad.  I figured since everything else was blooming, I should get started on a small wildflower garden.  I found a mixture at Home Depot which contained California poppies, African daisies, zinnias, and I'm not sure what else.  I found some half price Burpee seed packets up at our local hardware store (left over from last year) and I planted them, too.

So, the wildflower garden is DONE and now I just have to wait and see what grows.

In the meantime, I took a walk out in our local city-owned golf course and spotted these brittle brush flowers!  :-)  Not from my garden, but they sure are pretty!