Saturday, March 21, 2020

Yard Update

I hope you are all staying safe and healthy!

Spring has sprung in our part of the world. I was even able to break into my summer wardrobe this week. It is difficult to enjoy the little things right now with the anxiety and worry we are all dealing with.


We have a variety of phlox around the yard.
3 very orderly buds. It appears like they are ready to begin a synchronized dance.
Pollen is quite high right now as seen with the dotting on the petals and leaves.
Hopefully the strawberry flowers turn into scrumptious fruit!

The lavender plants are flowering delightfully.
A Japanese painted fern is opening beautifully.
The Japanese maple is covered with itty bitty red flowers creating a cheerful appearance.
The ice plants are coming back and have such pretty color right now. It looks like we have some bits to clean up here but the old and new growth look really cool together.

The fig trees are starting to leaf out. We are hoping to get lucky with our first harvest this year. I have scrumptious dreams of homemade fig bars. Someday!
The banana plants are coming back. These grow larger each year adding a wonderful tropical vibe to the yard. By the end of next week, there will likely be an open leaf.
Our Ti plant is potted and comes inside during the winter. She is happy to be back outside! How gorgeous is that dying leaf with the contrasting hot pink?

The ornamental peach is flowering. She is just marvelous. We have seen these planted in the area so we plan on moving her from a pot to the butterfly garden this year.
 Then there are the darling weeds popping up.
Berries growing under our deck.
A lazy weed leaning against the foundation.
All the plantings seem to be doing really well which brings us a little happiness during an unhappy time.

Thank you for stopping by! ~Val

24 comments:

  1. It is PRECISELY the little things that we must enjoy right now, because all the big things are uncertain and unknown. Thanks for the beautiful photos!

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  2. The plants are all quite wonderful to see. And they don't have to worry about COVID-19 or incompetent politicians. Signs of spring are all around here too, although of course we are not as far advanced as you are in the south. Seems like new species of birds are arriving almost every day, however. Stay well, Val.

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    1. Spring is always a wonderful time! We are seeing a couple of new birds here too and patiently awaiting the return of the hummingbirds. Stay well too David. It looks like this is going to go on for a long time here unless the powers that be finally decide to shut the country down for some time.

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  3. Those plants are growing so good and healthy!

    Stay safe and healthy, Miss Val!

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  4. Oh, it's so nice to see spring in your world! It will come here eventually and we will welcome it with the same joy. Stay well.

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    1. Isn't spring the best? New life, flowers, warmth, etc.

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  5. beautiful flowers.....

    stay safe for you and yours as well...

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  6. The flowers are lovely to see, all the plants seem to be growing well.
    Sty safe and well.

    All the best Jan

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  7. Beautiful flowers Val! Stay safe and be well.

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    1. Thank you Pilar. Wishing you health and safety too!

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  8. Lovely blossoms! Although spring over here is at the beginning, it is snowing today. But that's just show because the snow don't even touch the ground :)
    Stay healthy!

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    1. Thank you Petra! It is always a sight when snow falls and spring is starting to bloom. I hope you start seeing a lot of cheerful flowers soon. Stay healthy too!

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  9. wow so many pretty blooms - ....we haven't seen much yet here in the mountains but i did go to an area yesterday and there was so much color ..off the mountain. we are still having winter temps. your yard must look great with all that color.

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    1. Thank you Sandy. We get to see flowers year round here which I LOVE. Of course there are more in spring and summer which is an extra treat! I hope you start seeing flowers soon in your part.

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  10. You are an amazing gardener!! Thanks for all the beautiful plant pictures!! Made me smile! I would love to have fresh figs! Yummy!!! Val, I just wanted to let you know, I have missed your blog!! You always have such wonderful posts! Big Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Stacy! This is all Jim! I used to get out there when I had my own house but now I just enjoy Jim's work. He definitely has a gift!

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Thank you for stopping by! I love reading visitor comments! ~Val