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
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
In the garden this week my focus continued on winter pruning. I moved up to my veggie patch to prune my rose bushes and to see how my veggies were doing, and boy was I surprised to see them thriving. Here is a look at my veggie patch with its pea shoots, green peas, and super greens. Continue reading Friday Flowers. Sugar Snap Pea Blossoms & Snap Pea Stir Fry
It’s been a gorgeous and mildly warm start to our January this week with sunny temperatures in the 50s and 60s, perfect for gardening. I’ve been out in my garden winter pruning my plants but still have a long way to go before I’m done. I’ll be busy for a while! Continue reading Friday Flowers. Pink Begonia
Happy Friday! I hope you are having a good week!
Today I would like to share a few photos I took of flowers that are still blooming and brightening up my December garden. Despite the dip in temperatures and all the stormy rain we have had recently my little kitchen patio is looking lovely as ever. Continue reading Friday Flowers. December Blooms
I hope you had a good week and are looking forward to a relaxing weekend. Today I would like to share these photos I took of our poplar and maple trees. I feel like this fall our trees are especially vibrant yellow in color, maybe they were this bright and gorgeous last year too, but somehow they just seem even more beautiful this year especially with the backdrop of crisp blue skies we have been having lately. In fact, I feel the camera didn’t do justice to how stunning these trees are looking right now. Happy Friday! to you all! Continue reading Friday Fall Leaves
Hope you had a good weekend and are looking forward to a fabulous week ahead. Today I would like to share another tea recipe that I recently learnt how to make from my brother’s in-laws who visited us from Dallas, Texas last week. Darshana and Yogesh came on a fall-California road trip and headed up from LA to Northern California to visit with a friend of theirs and us. It was a quick 2-day visit during which time I took them around our beautiful hilly terrain and of course showed off my garden 😊. Continue reading Mint, Cardamom Ginger Tea & A Visit from my In-laws
Sunny skies, warm daytime temps and cool night time temperatures have made this week the quentessential fall weather here in the Bay Area. Our North Bay wildfires are under control and we are hoping for some rain. In the garden leaves have started falling, and though it’s an up hill battle to keep the garden clean, I keep sweeping the front stoop only to have more leaves drop right in front of me 😀🍂🍂🍂! My flowering bushes on the other hand are still holding on tight to their leaves and blooming away, and my veggie patch is looking lush and happy. I even see pea pods on the pea seedlings I planted! Continue reading Friday Flowers. Fall Roses and Dahlias