Gosh, has it really been last July since I last posted? Yup...it 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!