There is a world full of flowering gardens, but is mine where my hands work and my heart rests. GBBD is a punctuation mark in my work. It encourages me to look up before I move on.
This hummingbirds is an ethereal guest
There is nothing like watching the diminutive hummingbirds lick nectar from blossoms just inches away to feel as one with nature.
Rosa 'Sexy Rexy' popping through lacy pyramids of Centranthus Ruber
While the 2012 edition of the Sunset Western Garden Book recommends planting on the garden fringes where the floppy fronds add an air of rusticity , we rather enjoy where the different cultivars in our collection decided to snuggle with our roses up against the patio.
|Herd of Anna's hummingbirds roam my garden year round|
|The expanding food production patio is fronted by 'Our Land of Guadalupe Roses' and- Red Valerian.|
The seedlings didn't mind that this area is "under construction." A rescued and refurbished pergola is awaiting a notch cut back in the hill to be brick-backed and replanted with an apple, blueberries and other quick-picks of nourishment.
|There is a direct correlation between the abundant species and plantings.|
|A curved-bill thrasher plays peek-a-boo|
Under the shade of the established tree and bench, the local squirrels like to take the last of the tangerines still clinging to the citrus.
Uncommon as a year-round resident, spotted towhee enjoy the hospitality of the bougainvillea allowed to grow a bit as a thicket.
All the flowers from my garden do not go just to the birds. Bowlfuls of roses and scented leaves are but a pluck away.
Come back soon. We will return shortly to Fullerton Gardens, enjoy the spectacular homes and habitats of South Orange County and more.
Until then, thank YOU for all you do to make the world more beautiful.
Linking to Carol May's Garden Blogger's Bloom Day GBBD
and My Romantic Home's Show and Tell Friday