Sunday, March 6, 2011

In The Pink & A Winner!

There’s plenty of pink in the garden this spring.  I expect the pink Candytuft to explode later; but in the meantime…


Azalea – George L. Taber



Peach – O’Henry



Camellia – Mrs. Tingley



Christmas Cactus – Nutty Screwy

This weekend

  • The espalier lines were tightened after all the tie downs were removed.  Not many blossoms were sacrificed. 
  • Tomatoes from last summer were brought out of the freezer in order to make some garlic heavy spaghetti sauce.  Italian parsley and Thyme from the garden added to the seasoning.
  • Scare tape was hung above the hanging plants to encourage the twitterpated mourning doves to build their nests elsewhere.
  • The garden fence was washed down in anticipation of Farmer MacGregor’s paintbrush.  Rain prevented the application of paint.


The winner of the Hometown Seeds Kitchen Herb Value Pack is Donna.  Congratulations Donna.  Please send me an email so I can make arrangements for delivery of the seeds to your garden.


Lo said...

Your flowers are knock-down gorgeous......I have always been crazy about that azalea.......had one once and lost it. Just wondering why I never got myself another one.

Maybe I will. You have inspired me.

Lona said...

Oh, what gorgeous pinks! I am so in love with that Camellia bloom. Have a great week and congrats to the winner.

dorothy said...

I love those pinks, especially the azalea!


The azaleas and camellias were purchased at a wonderful specialized nursery in Alta Dena, California called Nuccio's. It's really worth a road trip...especially if you would like to stop by the Santa Anita Horse Track or the Huntington Library. All beautiful spots.