Saturday, May 26, 2012

Friday Pictures

There are always lots of things happening in the garden, especially if you walk quietly and look closely.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Some Roses Beginning to Bloom

A bud of Elle with petals unfurling in a perfect whirlpool.

Sheila's Perfume  blooming with its usual perfection and generosity.

A cluster of erodiums and bacopa under a spirea. Even though the tags say both perennials should be planted in full sun, mine do much better in dappled shade.

This is Crystal Fountain, a group 2 clematis. It is not supposed to do well in my area, but I am glad it does not know it because it is certainly thriving. Sometimes you just have to try things out for yourself no matter what anybody says :)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

This and That

'Lykke Dazla'. This bud set in winter, and took a long time opening, so I still don't know if that is going to be its true color.

My front yard: candytuft is blooming everywhere...

...chinese loropetalum are finishing up and double wreath spireas are just beginning. Roses are waking up.

Rosa californica "Frist Dawn". I am hoping it will spread.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Early Spring Blooms

Flavor King pluot

Trailing rosemary spilling over a retaining wall

Chinese loropetalum blooming in the mulch

Erodium blooms

Variegated daphne odora