Spring Has Sprung

Spring 2012 has sprung in the Flannestad back yard.

Tree Fern has fresh leaves.

Cyclamen flowering.

Uh, whatever you call these orange flowers are also flowering. Oh right, Clivia miniata, aka fire lily.

Borage seeds planted last year finally flowered.

The irrepressible Jasmine.

The Climbing Rose.

Climbing Hydrangea making a move.

The Hellebore is just about done.

Bleeding Heart vine flowering.

Forget Me Nots flowering.

And the Euphorbia is putting out its alien display.

Garden Update 08-21-2011

Since we had the serious prune back things have been coming along.

Some signs of life.

Salvia ‘Hot Lips’ has started to bloom.

Agastache ‘Apricot’ is hanging in there. Dead headed flower sprouts and now doing better than ever.

The Greek Oregano is still doing OK. The one current casualty appears to be the English Thyme, which seems to slowly be succumbing to some sort of wilting rot.

The Bleeding Heart Vine has come back very strongly, with more light, it’s doing great. I’m also glad to see I’m not the only one in the neighborhood to appreciate it.

One of the Rose bushes has even decided to flower!

The Raccoons haven’t yet managed to kill all the Blue Star Creeper, by digging between the paving stones looking for grubs.

I think this is a Borage Seedling from some seeds I scattered a few weeks ago.

Probably I am the only one to get excited about non-vascular plants, but this is some volunteer Liverwort.

And finally, the Julep mint is not dead yet. A little floppy, I may have to prune the nearby Salvia a bit so it can get more light.

Community Garden Plot

Why, the subtitle of this blog is “Cocktails, food, and gardening…” and I have yet to put up any garden pictures!

Today we did a bit of a cleanup of our community garden plot and planted some herbs we got last weekend in Paso Robles.

This guy I rescued about 2 years ago in the discount section of our local garden center. It is finally doing well.

This is Wormwood (Artemisia absinthum). According to the plant tag, it repels dogs and cats.

Some sort of perennial African Basil.

Winter Savory (Satureja montana) is a plant I always like to have around.

You can’t make “Whiskey Tansy” without Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare).

True Yerba Buena (Satureja douglasii).

Yerba Buena flower.

This Silver Thyme I planted earlier this year, still doing well!

Lemon Thyme.

Formosa Lily. Grew this from seeds I traded for on the Internets.

Our little plot.