I have been taking some time to focus on That Recipe lately so this blog has gotten neglected. But as it is the beginning of the month I needed to update my garden pictures. Even if no one else is interested this is going to be a good reference for me in the future.
And it seems that in my absence from Blogger they STILL have not fixed the picture uploader so it works with IE. Please hold while I switch to another browser. Grr!
Hello springtime! I cut back the Apache Plumes mid month, but other than that everything else is beginning its growth cycle.
|Manzanita flowers started to bloom mid-January
|Ceonothus (California lilacs) Pozo Blue just starting to bloom
with the pond in the background.
|Salvia (sage) has started to bloom.
The bees were very camera shy and would not sit still for me to snap their picture.
|The butterflies were even more camera shy than the bees and would not let me get any closer than this.
|My first freesia bloom should open in the next few days.
Seems a bit early for them, but I can't find my notes from last year.
|I left the paperwhites for dead, then low and behold I noticed this tiny little sprout.
|Artichoke looking pretty leafy, no signs yet of a flower stalk though.
|Garlic chives coming back again!
|Beets and carrots still not growing much. They have about 6 weeks until they get kicked out of their spots for the tomatoes, green beans and watermelon.
|A pot of soil.
But under that soil are turnip seeds I planted on Friday.
|With 5 plants of kale I am going to be eating a lot of kale chips washed down with green smoothies.
|Leaves on the pomegranate bush/tree.
|Tomatoes planted on Jan. 12 from seeds saved from last year.
The peppers and eggplants planted on the 10th never came up, retrying today.
So as far as my garden is concerned we are currently 50/50 with Moon Favorable gardening.
|Basil seedlings to go with the yummy tomatoes.
|The neighbors peach tree. Hope they will share like the former owner did.
Now, all that is left for me to do is pray for rain! Rumor has it there is some on the way tonight. We NEED it! But that is a subject for another blog.