This is my Green Wheel succulent sitting on the counter of our 5th wheel trailer. We took it with us on a recent trip, to add some color and hominess. Continue reading
Last Thursday I went to Seal Beach to spend the day with my mom. We both love to read, so we visited the library which has a beautiful rose garden. I took the above photo of one of the lovely rose bushes.
This wonderful little statue was also on the library grounds. He almost looks real.
After a thorough look around the Friends of the Library second hand book store, I purchased two wonderful gardening books at a total cost of $1.50. What a bargain. Mom bought several mystery novels, also at bargain prices. It was a fun day for both of us.
Butterflies love Verbena and so do I. I recently discovered this beautiful plant on a visit to my favorite nursery. I love the vibrant colors which I learned were naturally red and purple, before growers produced a blue variety like the one above. Continue reading
We had the same neighbors for 40 years. When they recently moved to New York, they asked if I would like this ceramic plant pot for my garden. Our children all grew up together and this container was made by their oldest daughter in her high school ceramics class. It meant something to my neighbor, but was one of those things that had to be left behind, as often happens when people move. The plant pot was empty when I received it, and I thought that my new purple lantana would go well in it. I really like the purple contrasted with the black and white.
After seeing my recent post, Lantana in a Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden, my old neighbor asked me to peek over the fence and see if the lantana was still growing in their yard. I did peek, and was happy to tell her it was. I hope she sees this post and knows I’m taking good care of this special gift.
This Kitten’s Ears succulent is Over 30 years old. If you are a garden lover, then you’ll understand why a plant like this feels like part of the family. Continue reading