"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere
" Van Gogh

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Scentimental Roses

 I love these roses but they do not last long with the heat.  They do best in my garden spring and fall.  They are in full sun like all my roses are.  We are having some summer like weather so I thought I would cut and enjoy them inside along with a few clippings of Sweet Williams.



It is getting pretty busy out in the garden.  I hope to post soon some photos of the vegetables that I am growing this spring and summer. Thank for the visit and have a wonderful day.

Friday, April 6, 2018

A bouquet of purple Penstemons



Hubby and I planted about a year ago a Penstemon (Margarita BOP), plant in the rose area.  At the moment it is putting out some beautiful spikes of purple.  They make a lovely bouquet too.

Playing around with the different camera filters.





Sunday, April 1, 2018

Sequoia Strawberries


  Photos of our Sequoia strawberries that we have growing in a strawberry container.  We have reflective tape to help keep the birds away.
 So far it seems this maybe the way to grow them for us.  We have a small patch and are going them directing in the ground.  Something is picking at them.  Maybe pillbug or crickets.

 They look so beautiful if in the container, little red jewels.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

April Gardening

 We are drying out from the rains.  A really good system too and the ground is nice and watered.  It looks so pretty in the garden area.

 The penstemon that was planted last fall is really looking pretty and full of nice purple stocks.

 I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do in this area here.  Every year it seems that something pretty pops up.  Taking a closer look.
 Sprouting Cosmo brights, calendula and cornflowers plants.
Here is a larger cornflower plant that I had transferred a couple of months ago.  So far it is doing great.  There are buds and I can't wait for it to bloom.  
 I added some nasturtium flowers to our salad last night.  

The nasturtium plant is huge.  I have never been able to grow one this pretty and 
Peeking inside the nasturtium plant are hard working  bees and ladybugs.  
 Transplanted some cilantro and arugula to containers.  I used Jiffy pellets to sow the seeds and the roots were coming through so I thought it would be a good time to transfer them.  I did add for the top portion of the container lighter soil.  They are still in the baby stages.


So far so good.
 I will end with a lovely bouquet.  



Sunday, March 18, 2018

Brilliant Pink Iceberg Roses

 Some nice photos that I took this week of the "Brilliant Pink" iceberg roses.  They and the other roses have a lot of nice new growth.

 There are times it produces very light colored pink roses and other times a very dark pink.  So far it is doing well in the back yard along with the other roses.






We had some rain last week too.  Maybe more this week and it is nice to have your garden watered from above.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

First Official Bouquet of 2018


 I guess I can call this the first official bouquet of the 2018.  A little bit of everything from the garden.  The roses are starting to bloom.  The Penstemnon "Margarita BOP" that was planted last May is doing a beautiful job in the rose area.  I had to add a few sprigs of it.

 I love the white pincushion flowers.  They are such a fun flower.
 Purple container size pincushion flower along with a pink and white Iceberg rose.





It feels like spring to me.  Have a wonderful day and thank you for visiting my blog.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

After The Rain

A rainy day yesterday and I thought I would take out my camera and play around with the "creative control mode" that has some neat effects.  






 I just love the buds on the pincushion flowers.  



Having a nice quiet Sunday working on a small sewing project.  I hope to share soon.