Good Friday to you all. On a happy note in the garden for the first time in seven years I have sweet peas blooming! I’ve tried for years to grow these darlings of the spring garden to no avail. Then last fall I decided to try again, one more time. Success! Continue reading Friday Flowers. First Flush of Sweet Pea Blossoms
Good Monday to you all. How was your Easter? I know, not the celebration you were hoping for, but I trust everyone is doing well and got to celebrate in a unique way this year. This will be an Easter we will all remember for many years to come I’m sure. Hard to believe it’s already been a month of social distancing in our area. We are now entering week 5 of Shelter in Place here in the Bay Area. From all the statistics out there this is working in slowing the spread of the corona virus. We have made it this far, let’s not blow it by getting out and socializing just yet, just a little more time and we will be in the clear. So let’s stick together and continue to Shelter in Place. We can do this!! We are all in this together!! Continue reading While Humans Pause Nature Continues to Hum. Week 5 of Shelter in Place
It’s Easter Sunday and though it’s not our typical Easter celebration, we do have much to be thankful for. Our world is coming together against a common enemy, the corona virus. When was the lat time the entire world stood together in solidarity? In the true meaning of Easter, let us celebrate the arrival of Spring’s hope and the victory of good over sin.
“The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and love never dies.”
–Katie McGahan Continue reading First Spring Rose
Good Friday to you all. Today I would like to share pictures of a gorgeous camellia tree blooming in my garden. I only have one camellia bush, it came with the house and though I’ve moved it a couple of times it always survived and rewards me with sublime pale pink and dark prink striped blooms. These blooms are so pretty that every year I admire their beauty. Such beauty comes at a price though as these blossoms are so heavy that it be rain or shine, they droop on the bush; making it hard to appreciate these lovely blossoms. Continue reading Camellia Blossoms in the Garden
Good Friday to you all. We have made it past week 2 of Stay at Home! If the statistics modeling in other countries are correct, this is the way to flatten the curve and get back on track to living our lives. Let’s stay on course and get this C thing under control! The only way our sacrifices will work is if we ALL do this together. So please, Stay at Home and don’t be tempted to meet with friends and family – we will have many joyous moments to do this later once we are out of the woods. And believe me, I expect we will have more invitations for dinners, gatherings, and celebrations than we ever did before!!! So please lets follow Social Distancing. We are in this together. Continue reading Freesias for Friends. Curbside Pickup
Good Friday to you all. It looks like we’ve made it past week one of our “Stay at Home” mandates. Things went pretty smoothly around here. Even the chaos at the grocery stores have calmed down. I went walking yesterday and saw more than the usual number of people walking and getting fresh air, all within the guidelines of “social distancing.” Basically, people are being respectful of the guidelines set forth to help us all through these trying times. It’s very reassuring to see. Continue reading Pink. The color of universal love of oneself and of others.
Hello and a good Thursday to you all. Today I thought I would share a few pics of my orange begonias that are blooming so brightly in my garden. This one in particular caught my eye as it was shining so beautiful outside my patio door. Continue reading Orange Begonias to Brighten the Day
Today I’d like to share with you some photos of my little lemon tree which is covered in ripe Meyer lemons ready to pick. They look so pretty hanging bright yellow on the branches. I read in one of the gardening magazines that you want to wait for the citrus to be ripe before they are picked as they don’t ripen once they are off the tree. So I picked just a handful and left the rest. Continue reading Friday Fruits: Meyer Lemons
With all the warm weather we’ve been having the last few weeks my freesia bulbs have burst into bloom. I have hundreds of freesias that I planted over the years and each year in early spring they predictably put on a spectacular show. I get so many blooms that I cut generously and distribute to teachers, friends and neighbors. Today I would like to share photos of glorious freesias in bloom in my garden and in bouquets. Continue reading Freesias for Friends. My 2020 Freesia Season is Here!
How was your week? Ready for a relaxing weekend? For us this week our temperatures have been unseasonably warm – we are talking temperatures in the 70s and even low 80s!! I think we even broke a few records 🤔. Our spring bulbs are thinking its spring already and have started blooming all over town. In fact, at Filoli Gardens in Woodside, California their annual Daffodil Daydreams show is in full bloom. I knew if I wanted to see these gorgeous daffs I’d have to go right away, because with the warm weather we are having I was sure the blooms were going to dwindle soon. And so began a rather quick and unexpected trip to Filoli Gardens this week. What a spectacular show these daffodils put on! Continue reading Friday Flowers. Daffodil Daydreams at Filoli Gardens