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June in the Garden

Summer finally arrived in our area in June 🌞 with temperatures warming up into the 70s, 80 and for a few days even in the 90s.  In the garden the heat brought into bloom all types of lillies. Asiatic lillies, daylillies, calla lillies, and a couple of oriental lillies. The first flush of rose blooms are over as are nasturtiums which have already set seed and which I pruned down and collected the seeds. Dahlia tubers started leafing out and our veggie plants are getting nice and bushy too. The heat is bringing into bloom so many perennials and plants such as lavenders, fuchsias, carnations, geraniums, and succulents too. Here is a look at my June garden. Continue reading June in the Garden

Marvelous May in the Garden Part II

My marvelous May in the garden continues with more flowers blooming nonstop.  It seems all flowers love cool spring like temperatures. Every day that I am out in the garden I see more and more flowers in bloom. Everything from astromeria, geraniums, pelargonium, dianthus, dahlias, freesias, roses, lilies, nasturtiums and even amaryllis and mums are in bloom! Did I forget anything? Probably.  Here is a look at what more plants are blooming in my May garden. Continue reading Marvelous May in the Garden Part II

Marvelous May. Fragrant Roses in Bloom🌹

Roses are a absolutely loving our cool May weather, especially my David Austin English roses. Each rose a decadent color with such an intense rose fragrance that one can sink their noses into each flower – just as my Dad was doing when I took these photos 😀🌹. Continue reading Marvelous May. Fragrant Roses in Bloom🌹

Marvelous May in the Garden. Roses in Bloom

May has been a spectacular month here in the Bay Area for our gardens. The weather has been a perfect spring like temperatures and the gardens are just loving it. Flowers are blooming everywhere; it’s practically flower overload! Roses are especially loving our cool temperatures. Here is a look at my marvelous May garden featuring roses in bloom. Continue reading Marvelous May in the Garden. Roses in Bloom

Veggie Planting on our Hill

We finally got around in mid May this year to planting a few veggies in our veggie patch on our hill. I know it’s rather late to be planting veggie seedlings, but better late than never.  Here’s the thing, one of the main reasons I was dillydallying in planting veggies  is because farmer’s markets abound in our area, with farmer’s market in every neighborhood offering farm fresh veggies all year round. Within a few miles of my home alone I can count five farmer’s markets that pop up on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Not only do we get farm fresh veggies all year round we can buy them at extremely reasonable prices. A bunch of carrots for $2, leeks and beets for $1.50, huge head of cauliflower for $3 – $2.50, giant cabbage for $1.50, 3 bunches of greens for a dollar each, oranges, grapes, peaches, apricots, plums, etc. With prices like these many times I come home with way too many vegetables. Continue reading Veggie Planting on our Hill

April Garden Pics

April was a perfect spring like month for us here in the Bay Area. Warm temperatures in the 60s, 70s, and even 80s meant that the garden was waking up and starting to put on its stellar floral show.  However cooler temperatures in the 50s and some 40s meant that the garden wasn’t fully awake yet. Looking at theses garden pics one may wonder “Your garden looks pretty fully in bloom right now.”  To this my response would be “Wait till May when the entire garden is in full bloom!”  Here is a look at what started blooming in my April Bay Area garden. Continue reading April Garden Pics

March Garden Pics

March has been an interesting month for us here in the Bay Area.  The temperatures dipped down into the 40s and 50s, then we got a bunch of rain, then temperatures fluctuated back up into the 60s, 70s and even 80s. Back and forth the weather went all month.  With the warm temperatures popping up off and on, the garden started bursting into bloom. Freesias continued their blooming show. Rose plants leafed out with some of them already full of buds. Geraniums, oxalis, ixia, daffodils, cyclamen, pink jasmine, even a tulip or two all full of leaves, buds, and flowers. Here are a few pictures of my March garden ready for a stellar spring show. Continue reading March Garden Pics

A Sweet Sixteen Birthday Celebration at Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California

The twins turned sixteen last week.  Where do the years go? Ever since the twins became teenagers they have wanted to celebrate their birthdays separately with their own group of friends. Funnily my twins are nothing alike, have absolutely nothing in common except of course their birthday and that they are twins. Continue reading A Sweet Sixteen Birthday Celebration at Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California