For those of you who are lucky enough to plant, grow and successfully cut fresh zinnia’s from your garden, I commmend you on your success. I remember as a kid my grandmother use to grow them by the hundreds in her summer flower beds…and that was in humid Tallahassee, Florida too. It seems that there [...]
These Sunzilla seeds, from Renee’s seed company are said to have the potential to grow to 17 feet in height with a flower head diameter of nearly 20 inches. In order for this to happen I keep all weeds away from them, mulch lightly to keep the soil moist, keep a watchful eye on chewing [...]
Photo credit: Mike Brown
Some roses from Descanso Gardens.
A beautiful five petaled rose one of numerous species that are blooming throughout the garden. The May bloom is typically the largest and most spectacular but if you miss it, there are plenty of to see during the latter part of summer.
Photo Credit: Mike Brown
These are the poppies that provide us with poppy seeds for our bagels and breads. We use them in the vegetable garden for harvesting the seeds and for attracting pollinators into the garden. The more varitey of flowers your garden has the greater the chances of increasing predatory insects that eat the aphids, scale, white [...]
Like the rays of the sun illuminating a pale blue sky that is scattered with white lofty cumulus clouds, this rain drenched Iris evokes the sheer beauty of nature. Be sure to visit Descanso Gardens and see for yourself. The Iris’ and Roses reach beyond the most diverisified palate of color and texture [...]
You can see the difference for yourself with what 5 months of growth can make in a garden. Winter was wet here in Los Angeles with 25+ inches of rain and it was fairly cold too here in La Canada Flintridge where many mornings frost covered the garden and temperatures hovered in the mid twenties! [...]