Monday, March 23, 2009

Spring update

The sweet alyssum has almost completely gone to seed now, and I should probably go ahead and pull it out. But the pansies and the cyclamen are still hanging on!

Our azaleas are nearly gone now. These pictures were taken a week or two ago.
If you look closely, you can see that azaleas of three slightly different shades were accidentally planted next to one another--but I think it was a happy accident.
This bougainvillea might not look like much compared to some you've seen, especially the ones I remember, cascading over tall white adobe walls in southern California. But this one is magnificent to us. The Scientist has alternately coddled and threatened it for years, and this year it has finally burst forth, blooming all over.
Please bear with me when I post all of these pictures; this is only my second spring to have a nice garden!

8 comments:

ElastiGirl said...

love the pics - i wish i liked to garden

mompriest said...

beautiful flowers...we have some fabulous bougainvillea in Arizona...not sure if it will still be blooming when you arrive in Phoenix, but they plant it up and down the sides of the highways - down here where I live it's pretty too!

Presbyterian Gal said...

You have a beautiful garden!

Rev Kim said...

Absolutely gorgeous! It's so nice to see bright, beautiful colors!

We got 3" of snow yesterday. We definitely need it, but still. :(

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Bear with you? I'm grateful. It's still brown and dead here.

You asked about my header photo. They are roses, not peonies.

Jan said...

Beautiful!

Mary Beth said...

beautiful! I miss azaleas...

karlajean said...

oh! real flowers! spring in the south, oh how I do miss it.
beautiful garden.....