Some of my plants are still showing some blooms although they suffered through one of the hottest summers we’ve had here in the valley, and they also had to deal with our polluted air filled with smoke from all the California wild fires.
I’m loving the pink and blue.
Some of my roses continue to bloom and continue to receive visitors.
Right now we are enjoying some beautiful autumn weather which will make it possible for me to get out there and do some cleaning in my rustic garden.
My roses are finally blooming and because of all the rain we have had, they look healthy and quite pretty.
The top rose is my favorite and is a climbing rose.
This second rose starts out a creamy white and then it blushes as it matures.
My last rose is so unique in that the outside of the petal is cream colored and the inside of the petal is a bright red.♥♥♥♥
Today we will work in our garden.
Tomatoes need staking, and some weeding.
But first I just want to say I’m so pleased with all my flowers that keep popping up and giving us some beautiful visual rewards.
My Mexican Primrose makes for good picture taking, although very invasive.
The Lantana is growing strong and my butterfly bush will soon show us some color.
I’m amazed that my Hydrangea survived a whole year and is ready to show off it’s blooms.
Even the tender paddles of nopales are ready to be used in Mexican cooking, well, not by me, but my sister-in-law loves to come over and get some to use in her cooking.
Enough talk, we have to get out there before the heat.♥♥♥♥
Hubby and I have been working our little bottoms off in the garden.
Weeding by hand and then the bigger patches were done with the weed eater by hubby.
We have cleaned up old leaves, cleaned up the pecans that the squirrels have left behind and made a new walkway.
Yes, it is a lot of hard work, but we’ll continue to do it until we can’t bend over any more.
Being out in the garden when everything is blooming is our reward.
New plants were added and some have come up by themselves. Daisies have made their appearance once again.
I added some geraniums, which are some of my favorites. I have one niece that refers to them as old lady plants, but I’ve always loved them, even as a young girl. Choice of colors is amazing.
My lavender is finally blooming and many bees are enjoying them as well
And my broom plant has the prettiest yellow tips on its branches.
Tomorrow is another day to make the garden a joyful place to escape to.♥♥♥♥