Summer in the Central Valley of California is hot. Did I say hot? I think I meant to say SCORCHING!
Needless to say, all the flowers are in survival mode. Not much blooming going on, plus I've been out of commission for about 2 1/2 weeks with this illness. Things have been a wee bit neglected. I've even lost a few container plants, but I still have a few.
Ivy and coleus that will go back and live at my school when it starts again in about three weeks.
Asparagus fern and verbena - not blooming I'm afraid.
Yeah! Blooms! This is lantana near the kitchen garden.
Yarrow in the kitchen garden. Isn't this a gorgeous color? I picked it up at Walmart.
Cosmos and zinnia and you might be able to see the asters too. These are also in the kitchen garden. I can't believe how crazily these have taken off. (Hey, don't look too close - they need some deadheading - BIG TIME!)
Nasturtium - I know these are edible but I've been too chicken to try them yet. They've also been grown in the kitchen garden organically. Have you ever eaten these? They are supposed to be kind of peppery. What did you think? Did you eat the leaves or blooms or both?
Purtiful! (I do like to make up my own words.) This is a lemon sunflower.
I kind of like it - A LOT! Can you tell?
This is our lemon tree on our back patio. It nearly died this past winter. It's now starting to thrive and the crazy thing just bloomed. Don't know if we'll get any lemons this year, but is sure is getting healthier. It's sibling the tangerine tree isn't doing nearly as well. I put variegated vinca minor in with the lemon tree. It looks so pretty cascading out of the pot and has such sweet little purple flowers in the spring.
And here's how my cherry fairy garden is doing. Our two other fairy gardens aren't doing quite as well. I think I might need to move them - too much shade maybe.
I hope you enjoyed your little visit to the parts of my gardens I'm not too embarrassed to show you. :)
I hope you can come back and visit another day. Please feel free to buzz on in any time!
Oh dear! I got my post and linked and I forgot to link back to Tootsie Time. Boy I am out of practice for blogging! So here goes.....
Please come join the party over at Tootsie Time and show off your bloomers - um, I mean blooms!