Saturday, April 25, 2009

now blooming


Right now we have a potato vine in full flower; yellow, pink, white, and gorgeous burgundy roses; my favorite type of tiny-bloomed dark purple lavender; alyssum; and two flowers, a white one and a pink one, that I don't know the name of yet. California poppies are still abundant and bright; pink and red camellias are still hanging on; and the low-growing ceanothus is just going by. On their way very soon are a couple of purple irises and a dark pink azalea. I'm still picking the blooms off our strawberries to encourage vegetative growth. I can't wait for the hydrangea!

4 comments:

heather said...

you'll have to enlighten me. If I pick all the blooms off-I won't have any strawberries? Is this only for new plants?

soilmama said...

yes, only for new plants, until they get to the right size.

Trina said...

How wonderful! I can imagine how exciting it is to watch everything come up...each flower a welcoming hug in your new yard.

Trina said...

I nominated you for The Lemonade Stand Award so you may inspire others with your love of gardening, crafting, cooking and mommyhood. xoxoxoxxo