I've been busy working on my garden this year. Last year, I didn't even have a garden. I didn't even plant sweet peas. I was either too sick or too tired to plant anything. And, with the drought, we all cut back on our water use.
My total water bill is only $20.00 per month. It is expected to rise with the continued drought here in California, however. And, this year, I DO have a garden.
I have a sunny area on the wooden fence between us and our neighbor, so I've planted California poppies, cosmos, and sunflowers along that fence.
Then, in the front yard, I went to Lowe's and Home Depot and I bought lavender, daisies, snapdragons, stock, phlox, and some kind of Tacoma stans which is orange. From my neighborhood nursery, which is more expensive, I've bought 2 kinds of verbena, 1 jasmine, and various seed packets. I now have zinnias, chocolate flower, butterfly flower, and Rudbeckia, as well as Tithonia seeds to plant.
So, here's what I have so far: