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.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Mosaic Vlog

I just made a vlog update to talk about my classes, the mosaic project, the blogs, and my children. Hope you enjoy it. Subscribe to me on Youtube or follow me here, or both to keep up on my upcoming projects and classes.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Breakfast al Fresco

First thing this morning I spent time outside.  I glued on the rest of the pieces to my mosaic.  I enjoyed the birds sitting on the wall. I watered all the potted plants that are not watered by the rain. I have to keep an eye on those because the only way they get watered is if I remember to do it. The jasmine is fragrant. I put my welcome sign with the bunny back on the front door since Easter is just around the corner. I tidied up the front porch. And I trimmed the asparagus fern from around the water faucet. It has little thorns so I don't want to plunge my hand in there to turn on the hose.

I still need to have a major clean-up day back there before I can teach craft classes in my yard, but it was good to eat breakfast out there and read a bit.

Red nasturtiums.

Nasturtiums Are Blooming

The weather can't decide if it wants to be hot or cold.  I let my nasturtiums go to seed and they are blooming like crazy now. I never know what color they will be so it's a nice surprise every time. I'm not sure if I will plant any veggies this year since we went to move out. But the succulents are doing well. My pansies in the front yard are hanging in there too. The rain keeps damaging the ones in the shade.  They aren't as happy as the ones that get more sun.

Originally I planted seeds & each year they come back.

The leaf behind this one is almost more stunning than the flower.