I thought I’d show you some of the flowers that have been blooming around our yard this past week. First are some we planted in the front courtyard that aren’t natives.
We have a wisteria that we brought from San Diego, and are now training up the new cover we have out front.
B really liked these Angel Trumpet plants, but it does not do well here, they do not like the soil so we leave it in a pot, having to bring it inside I the winter because of the cold, and having it lose most of it’s leaves in the summer heat. But right now the flowers are about 8” long and very nice.
One of the past owners left these iris plants, which have been coming up every year.
We also found a Banks rose along the pool, doing nowhere as well as the ones we had in southern California.
From a few seeds planted in the bed a few years ago, the California poppies have spread around most of the yard.
In the same area, Buster realized it has warmed up, and he is back dozing in the sunshine. He will be out here frequently for most of the summer.
One of the natives we have that isn’t blooming yellow right now is the desert mallow. This bush is about a meter tall and two wide, been in for five years.
Along the pool some Mexican primrose have taken over one side, they do quite well here and have spread to spots around the yard.
We put in some other small natives, in scattered spots around.
And along the pool as well.
That’s our Spring yard, mostly yellow, lots of flowers coming out after a wet winter and before the heat of summer. It was cool today, but due to get up into the mid 90’s by mid week. (35c)
Oh - just noticed, Blogger says this is my one thousandth post. Didn't think I'd hang around this long.