April showers bring May flowers. I hear that often, never paid attention. Until this year when I became more aware how gorgeous the blooms make my garden look. Never mind that there is no rhyme or reason to its "landscape". A task of fixing the garden, both front and back, is a major undertaking that we simply cannot handle right now. But that is for another post. For today, I simply have to brag how my plants are blooming in the garden. Maybe my constant insistence that I possess brown thumb, or black thumb, isn't all true after all.
The cymbidiums continue to produce flowers. Here in my neck of the woods they begin blooming in January. I will be attempting to separate the plants after the blooms are gone. Wish me luck.
One iris plant in the pot is producing this much. I love the feminine look of the iris.
The Shasta Daisy is very photogenic.
The left side of my driveway looks very festive.
On the right side of the front yard I have geraniums. It took a while for me to develop a taste in them, but I love them now.
With showy colorful blooms like these, whose heart wouldn't melt?
From the catalog we ordered a few bulbs and other plants, including this weigela, which turned out to be productive and what pretty little blooms aren't they?
My kalanchoes are in red and yellow. It makes for a cheerful yard.
I'm starting to develop a section of the garden for succulents and cacti. This is the bloom of one of the succulents.
In addition to the fragrant white jasmine we have in front, we thought about adding the star jasmine in the backyard.
The French broom we picked while hiking in a park last year and put it into soil, and voila it grew and flowering.
And my roses, what can I say about my roses? Tell me.
The peach one (2 plants) produce so much blooms all summer long and into early fall.
The blooms are humongous.
Nonpatented lavender rose.
This is my entry for this week's TODAY'S FLOWERS.