I inherited my community garden plot from someone who I believe was cultivating a moon garden, a white flower only garden. There has been about several years since I've taken over this plot and still find surprises emerging. This year, I have amarylis sprouting. True to form, they are all white or pale yellow flowers.
I always get a kick out of visiting the garden at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. I'm always envious of the person who buys the plants for the garden. I want that job! It seems they end up buying the most unusual variant of any plant available for their garden. Tonight, the blues were in fabulous bloom.
I like this trellis below. I would like to order one for my garden.
As we approach the summer solstice, my Meyer lemon has decided to begin a second round of flowering, although laden with developing fruits from the first go-round. That's absolutely fine with me because I do love the smell of lemon flowers. I wish it would bloom all year, in fact. I take care to generously fertilize my potted Meyer lemon each month, regardless.
Earlier this spring, I kept bunch of seed packets in my purse as it makes it easier to pull out my seeds each time I visited my community garden plot. After several months, I noticed that most of my seed packets had fallen apart, the bottom of my purse now home to a seed collection. Since I abhor wasting seeds and I got tired of grabbing seeds each time I rummaged through my purse, I upturned my purse one day, dumping the contents over a bed of soil. Included: cilantro, cabbage, caulifower, broccoli and chard. I'm left with no idea what these are but they do look hearty and happy.
Funny how hardy volunteers do so well with so little care. My volunteer potato plants have flowered and are now fruiting. The fruit look so much like tomatoes, but of course, a they both hail from the same family, Solanaceae.
This was the second time I saw a squirrel hanging upside down from this sunflower in a neighbor's plot. I was able to pull out my point and shoot camera, video now uploaded on youtube. Wait until about 19 seconds in to see him actually swinging upside down.
I picked the orange one on the top though it is too early. I just got too excited and couldn't wait. There are patient gardeners out there, and I'm not always on that list, especially when it comes to tomatoes. For the record, it was a cold miserable February day when I planted that seedling.
The cooler climate tolerant Valencias have been the first tomatoes to develop here by the beach.