Or something like that.
I finished both my agonizingly stressful projects and am now freeeeeeee.
I just had to take a break from anything not directly related to those two projects; one of them being wabi-sabiliciousness.
Boo Hoo. Poor little blogette. Sooooo neglected.
BUT, here we are, no?
I've got garden love for you today!
These lovely spring rains have everyone's yard in a frenzy.
I have never seen the kind of growth that I'm seeing this year.
Absolutely intoxicating! Watching all my plants grow and bloom is much like watching a child grow and bloom (with a lot less stress, admittedly).
Let's take a tour ...
Isn't that just something?
I think those little blossoms are sooooo pretty.
They look like fairy cocoons to me.
I planted this (in a big garbage can full of peat) in the fall and it's growth rate has been staggering.
I think you don't get fruit the first few years, but who knows?!!!
Hello, cute little things of soon-to-be juicy goodness (if you don't get destroyed by the long list of tomato destroyers first).
I planted a bunch because I love to juice them.
Looking closely, I think they might already have some invaders on them.
At long last I have a Desert Willow Tree!!!
I looooooove them sooooooo much.
Thanks to my friend and neighbor, Kat-alicous, for gifting it to me.
She's so good about sharing and is my partner in crime in all thing reusable.
Remember she made this?
She thought the Desert Willow was kinda dead, as did I, but I now think it was just late to bloom. Sneaky good for me.
Could you die?!?!
I found the most wonderful seamstress right down the street from me (Thanks, Joane!) and she made these oilcloth seats for my sling chairs (that I got from another friend and neighbor, Betsy-licious. Thanks, Betsy!)
Don't they look fabulous, dahling?
You know me and oilcloth. I could put that stuff on everything.
Holy hell my yard is so messy.
I just can't keep up.
Knock-Out roses putting on a constant show.
I really mean constant.
They just never stop blooming! Ever!
I love them paired with the industrial look of the stock tank.
My Flowering Senna that has never flowered.
It's growing very, very well, but no blooms.
Maybe this year.
I think it blooms late in the summer.
My latest obsession - a Goldenball Lead Tree.
Look at that adorable POOF!
It reminds me of Horton and the Who.
I just planted this in early March and it is going gangbusters.
My friend and neighbor, Lorri, got one too, also, too. We're kinda twins in that way.
Last year's obsession - the Fairy Duster.
I have two now. One is doing well, the other is not.
I have no idea why.
A garden mystery, as usual.
The Jerusalem Sage is an early bloomer that I adore.
This one took a while to get going, but it's doing wonderfully now and blooms like a madwoman!
I have no idea why it took me so long to get a Desert Globe Mallow.
I think they're so lovely, and are supposedly easy to grow.
It doesn't look like it here, but the leaves are quite silvery which looks beautiful up against that peachy bloom.
I have three of them and only one is doing well. Hmmmm.
I think it's a drainage issue.
Clay soil = poor drainage even though I've worked the decomposed granite in and every other damn thing one is supposed to do to combat terra cotta soil.
Blah, blah, blah.
New growth on a variegated agave of some kind.
I love finding new growth on all my agave. Agaves?
I swear I go out one day and there's nothing there. The next morning - an almost fully formed leaf.
I moved a whole patch of these in the fall; not sure if that was the best idea.
The growth rate seems rather slow, but that might just be due to the move.
Fingers crossed because I really love a big mass of these.
How ya doing?
La, la, la.