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.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Ladybug or Ladybird

I always feel blessed when a lady bug lands on me. I couldn't help but wonder if it thought this bumps were more lady bugs.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Visit to Silverado

I got to enjoy 3 days at my friends ranch in Silverado. The nature there is so soothing. I can sit there for hours watching the birds, squirrels, lizards, and other living creatures.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Go Gourd Go!

I was so mad when the new apartment complex owners (a faceless nameless corporation) ripped out the entire front yard for some future drought resistant garden.  So when this little gourd sprouted in the dry hard packed soil, I couldn't help cheering.  Of course it will be scraped away if and when they do plant, which will be sad, but for now I'm cheering for the last act of rebellion! I wonder how big it will get before something takes it out.

I've often cleaned gourds on the front porch, so this seed must have landed in the garden and been churned up when they scraped away all the topsoil. I could be wrong, but none of the other plants I've put into the front yard have this growth habit.They turned off the sprinklers weeks ago, so I have no idea where it found enough moisture to grow, but I have a feeling I should start watering it as summer approaches.  I know I shouldn't get too attached to it but I already am.