Welcome to my monthly open garden day, cyber-style.
One of the best recent moves was simple. Tattered used-to-be white baskets at the mailbox were replaced with terra cotta azalea pots. Not only are the pots more spruced in appearance;: the ivy geraniums responded immediately with a flush of healthy growth.
After a fresh weeding, redwood compost was generously spread over this dry and sun baked strip where only the most defiant plants flourish. First to bloom is the French lavender.
Look closely. Reno is inspecting the path just below the arch. Purple bracts of sea lavender (limonium) and the common freeway daisy are in a race to take over . At 8 lbs, my forever-1- puppy isn't allowed to wander the garden unescorted. However, once she crossed 6 lbs., I worried less about the surveying daytime hawks or evening owls swooping her away.
To put my garden in the context of where it is situated, in the hillside community of Diamond Bar, where I now write about local history for DiamondBar.Patch.com
Flourishing on Lavender Dr. in Diamond Bar, this is the type of landscaping makes me glad to have voted to become a city.
Along the same drive, a stretch of prostrate Rosemary finishes the setting with the fragrance of inconspicuous blue blossoms and pine like needles.
One thing you have to know about heaven and Diamond Bar. Both have no shortage of bees.
Godspeed and Good Fortune.