Here's what's blooming in my Pasadena, California USDA Hardiness Zone 10b for
Well while half the country is up to its ears in snow and ice, I'm enjoying sunshine and 80 degree weather. I want to complain that it's too hot, but I guess considering the alternative, I will just keep that to myself.
Onto what's blooming...
I'm nearing the last of my Spring blooming bulbs, and these beautiful lipstick red Tulips are the final ones I planted. I'm always sad to see them finish, but there's always next year to look forward to.
More red Tulips only these are multi colored with white.
The lipstick red Tulips just before they started to open.
Calendula - an edible flower. I don't know. I just can't see myself eating my flowers. Is that weird? I use my culinary herbs for cooking, and that doesn't bother me, but flowers...
I couldn't sample the Nasturtiums either. Much too pretty to eat I think.
I got these for my kitchen. They sit next to a miniature Orchid and a small Fern. I love African Violets. Seems so old fashioned. They're just so common, but look how beautiful. If I had the room, I'd have an entire window full of them in different colors.
So different from English Primrose that I used to have. I've been reading some books about Gertrude Jekyll and Primrose was a favorite of hers. After seeing some images from her Primrose copse I felt inspired. I also couldn't resist that these were called Fairy Primrose.
And last but not least, I needed to show off an image of one of the Pink Hyacinth. This is no longer in bloom, but it was so wonderful and I enjoyed its fragrant scent.
As for other blooms, I've been spending a lot of time photographing at the
I hope you enjoyed seeing what's blooming in my tiny urban container garden. Feel free to leave me a comment or share a link to your garden too.