Here in SoCal being a Mediterranean climate we only get rain in the winter and spring and sometimes just so little. Well, today it is raining cats & dogs!!! I'm sure my plants are loving their bath/drink. Good thing we have sandy soil but our street is a river! I SO want to go out and play in it. But it's COLD and blustery too! When I was little my Mom used to say I was a duck because I loved to play in the rain :-) It's fun as long as you have the correct apparel. I did don my rain boots and hooded windbreaker to take these photos. I really need to make a rain barrel to collect all this for later. Enjoy the rain wherever you are!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
For my local SoCal friends there is an Iris show coming up at Topanga Promenade in Woodland Hills on Apr. 14-15, 2012. Here is a link SFV Iris Show I'm going to see it Sat after I compete at the San Fernando Valley rose show that day. It'll be a busy flower filled day, as a Spring day should be!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Here is another wonderful plant that flowers so brightly, Phlomis fruticosa or Jerusalem Sage. It's native to the Mediterranean which means its drought tolerant and does very well in SoCal. It has gray greenish leaves, bright yellow flowers that bloom Spring into Summer and grows to 4 feet. It's likes full sun as most gray leaved plants do.
I think this is a fabulous garden shrub that is underused here. A few years ago I needed several for a job and couldn't find them in any nursery. Now they are available at better garden centers sometimes. The yellow flowers pair great with purple Statice(Limonium perezii). It's a sunny cheerful plant!
Saturday, March 10, 2012
pinterest.com and wanted to do it in my own garden. Since I DO have my own ground I CAN have the eclectic garden I've always wanted. Yay! :-) So I asked a bunch of friends and family to save wine bottles for me. I've "planted" 117 bottles as flower bed edging so far. I'm not sure how many beds to do like this. All of them might be too much. Let me know what you think.