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 💐
Here is a delicious cheer me up sweet and gorgeous cake to celebrate spring and all things beautiful. Nasturtium blossom hummingbird cake is a recipe I posted a long while ago that I made again recently. Where do I start to tell the tale of this cake – the cake or about the blooms? Let me start with the cake. I first had this delicious piece of cake at our local Peets coffee shop called hummingbird cake that was moist and light, chock full of nuts, with a soft cream cheese frosting. I assumed it was called hummingbird cake because of all the nuts in the cake because it reminded me of a birdseed mixture, but as it turns out what I found out is that the reason it is called a hummingbird cake is because it tastes so good that it makes people hum 🎶🎵🎼🎼🎶🎶🎵. We sure can use some humming right now 😚🎵🎼🎼🎶. I figured with all my nasturtiums blooming right now I might as well add these hummingbird loving edible flowers on the cake. Hummingbirds really love nasturtium blossoms! Continue reading Nasturtium Blossom Hummingbird Cake
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
Good Friday to you all. Today I am so excited to be sharing more pics of sweet peas blooming in my garden this year. As it got warmer here in May my sweet pea vines burst into full bloom and now I have a prolific profusion of sweet pea blossoms. Oh my the colors on these flowers are dreamy! Plum, purple, lavenders, blush and white, I can’t keep up with cutting these blooms. I’m so crazy excited to share with you these glorious pics of sweet pea blossoms in my garden! Continue reading Friday Flowers. Swimming in Sweet Pea Blossoms!
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