Roses

Roses

The weather is nice enough for gardening now. I had 2 roses in buckets over the winter, and I got them both planted. This time I remembered to wear my leather gardening gloves. My jasmine is covered with startling white blooms. It smells great. The sea lavendar (statice) is blooming like crazy too. I need to remember to dry some statice and some ordinary lavendar as well. The lavendar in the front yard is 'community property', which means the gardener they hire (and I use the term loosely) can take the weed whacker to it at any moment. I have two hibiscus to remove. They take too much maintenance and seem to have contant problems with aphids, and some bug that leaves whispy cotton on everything. Yes, I could spray. But it took a ton of spray last year, so I'd just as soon remove them and grow more veggies in that spot. I definitely want to put sunflowers somewhere as well. I find the colors so cheerful, and they are heliotropic, which I enjoy.
Mystery Herb

Mystery Herb

Oh, the hard work pays off.

Oh, the hard work pays off.

Pictures from my first garden

Pictures from my first garden

tomato killer

tomato killer

welcome to my bedroom

welcome to my bedroom

Large scale composting

Large scale composting