My pink miniature rose is blooming. I love miniature roses. They give off a lot of color in a small area. In my last post I showed you my orange miniature rose. See it here. It was beautiful and I thought it was my favorite. Now that the pink rose is blooming I’m not sure which I like the best. Just wait until my red miniature rose blossoms. Then I may really have a problem deciding. Maybe they are all my favorite.
Miniature roses are very popular for both indoors and out. They prefer direct sunlight outdoors and bright light indoors. Their height can be anywhere from 6 to 36 inches. Most bloom continuously throughout the growing season and give you a lot of color in a small space, and are perfect for a small yard or balcony. I gave the above plant to my husband for Valentine’s Day this year, and it’s doing really well. I like to plant our miniature roses outside in the garden. They grow best in zones 4-11 and our growing zone here in this part of Southern California is zone 10. You can see from the photo above, that this newest addition seems to be very happy in its new home. I’m looking forward to lots of beautiful flowers once it’s fully established.
Echeveria ‘Colarata’ is another beautiful succulent. This variety usually forms one large rosette up to 16 inches in diameter. Continue reading
Earlier this week, we spent a day at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California. The weather was gorgeous and we enjoyed the museum grounds as well as the many indoor exhibits.
These gold earrings were part of the Spirits and Headhunters:Art of the Pacific Islands exhibit. Each earring is approximately the size of a hand.
The photo below shows items that were used as currency. They are part of the same exhibit.
Some of the grounds surrounding the Bowers Museum. I’m so glad that the weather was beautiful and we were able to enjoy the outdoors as much as the indoors.
My dear hubby at the end of the day taking a break and checking out the photos he’d taken on his iPhone.
The Thanksgiving Cacti are blooming. Last October I purchased several Thanksgiving Cacti and each was labeled Holiday Cactus. When I got home I started researching to find out if I’d purchased Christmas or Thanksgiving Cacti. Continue reading