Sunday, February 9, 2014

Been getting ready for Spring over the last two weeks.  Last weekend I pruned the roses and this weekend and last I planted some Spring flowers, bulbs of Freesia, Lily of the Valley pips and scattered some seeds around.  Here is how the garden is looking:

Alyssum, Stock, Daisy, Lavender, Mint

Dusty Miller and a few pruned roses in the background.

Pink Gerbera Daisy, Nemisa, Catmint and Mauve Outback Daisy 

Poppy Anemone with Viola left background

Bacopa, Daisy, Alyssum and Cosmos, Calibraochoa

Pansy, Pink Gerbera Daisy, Laceleaf Lavender and Mint in the background

Comsos and Alyssum



White Tulip

Narcissus Tete-a-Tete Daffodil 


These Black Eye'd Susans have been blooming all Winter.

This is my new Heirloom Rose.  I picked it up last weekend.

My Angel Trumpet trees are growing -- Daisy in the background.

Another photo of the Angel Trumpet.  Both lost some foliage this Winter due to frost.

My Dwarf Lemon tree is finally making some lemons.




My Lily is coming up out of the ground

Pincushion flower and Yarrow is blooming.



My her bed.  The Parsley grows like crazy here.

Calla Lily

Butterfly Milkweed


Laceleaf Lavender

Lavender and Chocolate Mint

The front of the house

Grape Hyasinth

Pink Hyacinth

Foxgloves.  My absolute favorite.

Hyacinth -- smells so good and always reminds me of Easter at my Grandmother's house.

Daffodil - It wouldn't be Springtime without these



Scattered some of these plus Moonflower and another collection called Fairy Garden.


  1. What a treat for these winter-weary eyes to see all your blooms! You're making me anxious to get out and plant something. Actually, very soon I will be scattering some larkspur and poppy seeds across the snow; they do best for me when I plant them this way. Happy Bloom Day!

    1. Thank you! I'm grateful to be living in Southern California. I grew up in Pennsylvania with snow and I know how anxious I would get for Spring.