Happy Friday! I hope you had a good week and are ready for a relaxing weekend. Today I thought I would give you an update on my veggie garden and all things gardening as it’s been a while since I’ve shared pics of my garden. Not that the garden isn’t looking great, it’s actually looking the best its been in years, mainly because with all our stay at home mandate I’ve been showering my garden with attention, and the garden is loving it! Lots and lots of flowers have been blooming nonstop. Roses, gladiolas, lilies, fuchsias, and anything green and in-between have all been basking in our cool California summer. Even my veggie patch is looking great. Continue reading Friday Flowers & Veggie Garden Update
Hello and a good Friday to you all. How was your week? I hope it was good one and you got some fresh air despite having to work from home and school from home, maybe you even got to venture out a little more? As some of you may recall couple of weeks ago for Mother’s Day I did a post on an idea for a Mother’s Day flower exchange where my friends and I exchanged flower bouquets made from our own gardens. Continue reading La Fiesta de los Patios de Córdoba. The Festival of the Courtyards of Córdoba 2020
Good Monday to you all. I hope you had a quiet weekend and are ready for the week ahead. Our weekend was low-key, not much excitement to report, which is a good thing. We did a lot of gardening, planting little veggie seedlings, and went for long walks in our neighborhood, and that’s pretty much it; but then I’m sure that’s what we are all doing these days – limited going out and just staying home. Fortunately the weather has been pleasant around here and we were able to step out and get a good dose of well needed fresh air. Continue reading Veggie Planting on our Hill. May 2020
Happy Friday everyone. I hope your week is going well and you are looking forward to a relaxing weekend. I am definitely looking forward to a relaxing weekend in the garden as I have a few veggie plants that need planting, and since we are expecting rain I want to get those seedlings in the ground soon. Continue reading Friday Flowers. The Humble Carpet Rose
Happy Mother’s Day!
Wishing all the wonderful Moms a wonderful day filled with love and relaxation 💕❤️🧡💛💐 !
Today, on this very special day honoring Moms, I would like to share this poem I discovered titled “To be in my Mother’s garden again.” This poem spoke to me immediately as my Mom was an avid gardener and a botanist who grew all kinds of flowers, vegetables and herbs in her tiny garden patch, and enjoyed all things nature 🌿🌱☘️💐. Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
Good Friday to you all. I hope your week is going well and you are ready for Mother’s Day weekend! I know it’s going to be different this year, we may not be able to get our usual hugs and kisses that all Moms like to receive, but I hope we can all still make it a special day for Mom. One thing I know that makes all Moms happy is a beautiful bouquet of flowers. That’s why today’s post is all about flowers – in honor of Moms everywhere 💐🌹🌺🌸🌼🌿. Continue reading Mother’s Day Flower Exchange. Part Deux 💐
Good Monday to you all. I hope you had a relaxing weekend, and maybe got some fresh air to get ready for the week ahead of shelter in place? I hope you are all doing well and taking care of yourselves. This week I wanted to start off with a wonderful happy post for Moms. With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, I thought these images of beautiful flowers would be the perfect way to start the week – Moms love flowers 💐! Continue reading Mother’s Day Flower Exchange. Part One 💐
Please allow me to share a memory from yesteryear… a Spring Tea with my friends from last year. Every year in April three of my friends host a tea and brunch for their friends to celebrate spring, and this year the plan was to host it this week. The date was set and invites ready to go, but as you know the pandemic had other plans, and the event had to be canceled. However since this is the week that we were to have our annual Spring Tea I thought I would share some fond moments and fun pictures from last year’s soiree. Enjoy ☕️🌺🌸. Continue reading Please allow me to share …
Good Friday to you all. Today I would like to share some pictures of the last flush of freesias in my garden. These colorful blooms have been workhorse type of flowers for me blooming nonstop from February all the way till April. Three months of nonstop blooms, how can I not be impressed with their performance? I’ve been getting so many blooms that I’ve given away loads and loads of freesia bouquets. Purples, plums, pinks, blues, yellows, reds and oranges, these colorful freesias have made the last three months of our rather unusual and uncertain times bearable. Continue reading Friday Flowers. The Last of My Freesias for the Season
Happy Earth Day!
In the spirit of Earth Day and all things nature and gardening I would like to share this fun look at a spring garden tour a group of my friends and I went on in Palo Alto, California. The garden tour was called California Dreaming – the philosophy of enjoying the beautiful outdoors all year round and in our own backyards. Continue reading California Dreaming. Gamble Garden Spring Tour