Welcome to my Gardening Blog.

In October of 2012 I moved from Anaheim CA to the Mojave Desert. So the older posts will reflect my gardening before the move, and my newer ones are after the move. Now that I have a huge yard and sandy soil (the opposite of what I had in Anaheim), I have to learn how to adapt.

Friday, February 27, 2009

First Rose of 2009

Normally I go out to the garden and take a photo of the first rose of the year. But this year it bloomed before I even realized it was there, and instead of being pink or red with a few white stripes it was predominantly white.

The pink jasmine just started to bloom as well. It has a huge number of buds on it thanks to the recent rains. As much as my bf wants me to pull it out because it's an invasive vine, I so love the smell of it and the cascades of flowers. I guess we'll never agree on gardening. My wild streak always ends up manifesting in my garden.

The epiphyllum and donkey tail (sedum I think) we got from my bf's grandmother's estate. They are showing signs of new growth so hopefully they've adapted to their new home.

Right after I took a photo of the first rose, the petals started falling off. Life is so short.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Rainy Days

We've had 3 days of rain so I hope my beets pull through. The seedlings were doing very well.

When the sun came out today I was hoping for a rainbow. Alas, no luck. So I thought I'd make my blog slideshow to feature rainbows. That way I'll have some rainbows to enjoy even if mother nature isn't cooperating.

I enjoyed sitting on the porch and watching the rain today. The constantly changing clouds are fascinating. Yesterday we heard quite a long patch of rolling thunder. It's nice to have interesting weather for a change. We've had an ongoing drought in S. Calif. for years now.

Here's a photo of the park just before the rain started a few days ago.