My Spring Garden


These pictures were taken during April, May and June of this year. We got a bit carried away, so if you have time on your hands and want to see the rest, here they are... http://sdrv.ms/127OobM
New fairy garden in Hypertufa pot.
New fairy garden in Hypertufa pot.
Broken pot succulent garden.
Broken pot succulent garden.
Fragrant rhododendron with huge flowers.
Fragrant rhododendron with huge flowers.
Native columbine
Native columbine
columbine
columbine
crassula
crassula
Centaurea - Perennial Bachelor's Button
Centaurea - Perennial Bachelor's Button
On top of the rain barrel
On top of the rain barrel
My old wok.  Variegated carex & creeping phlox
My old wok. Variegated carex & creeping phlox
Inside my greenhouse
Inside my greenhouse
My husband made the hanging stands... experiments with string gardening, kokedama
My husband made the hanging stands... experiments with string gardening, kokedama
My head collection.
My head collection.
Aloe & crassula
Aloe & crassula
Columbine
Columbine
pieris
pieris
Miniature Hoya
Miniature Hoya
Garden in a barrel
Garden in a barrel
double primrose
double primrose
Terrestrial orchid
Terrestrial orchid
Terrestrial orchid Kokedama
Terrestrial orchid Kokedama
Hellebore
Hellebore
Little white garden spider in a daffodil
Little white garden spider in a daffodil
double primrose
double primrose
Unsure, but I think they are Trout Lilies
Unsure, but I think they are Trout Lilies
Prickly Pear fruit
Prickly Pear fruit
Barberry in bloom
Barberry in bloom
Blue-green Sparrow
Blue-green Sparrow
Cross beak
Cross beak
Cross beaks in the waterfall
Cross beaks in the waterfall
One of the first roses
One of the first roses
Burrow's tail
Burrow's tail
Kalanchoe
Kalanchoe
Goldfish & Koi
Goldfish & Koi
Hens & chicks in a strawberry pot
Hens & chicks in a strawberry pot
Orchid cactus
Orchid cactus
Maple by the pond
Maple by the pond
Columbine
Columbine
Iris
Iris
Tropicana canna
Tropicana canna
Clematis
Clematis
Native honeysuckle
Native honeysuckle
little brush birds on the feeder
little brush birds on the feeder
Sunrise...
Sunrise...
Plum blossoms.  This tree blooms but bears no fruit.
Plum blossoms. This tree blooms but bears no fruit.
new non-native currant bush
new non-native currant bush
Double daffodil
Double daffodil
Bearded-Iris
Bearded-Iris
Peony
Peony
1st fairy garden
1st fairy garden
Artichoke
Artichoke
lilies
lilies
lilies
lilies
Dutch iris & sunflowers planted by the birds.
Dutch iris & sunflowers planted by the birds.
Orchid cactus
Orchid cactus
Black-headed Grosbeaks
Black-headed Grosbeaks
Red-winged black bird
Red-winged black bird
Cross beaks in the waterfall
Cross beaks in the waterfall
Alstromeria
Alstromeria

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1 question
  • Gabriella
    on May 28, 2018

    I love how it looks, you have really devoted time to your garden. I have just started mine, and have decided to go organic. Do you think i can achieve your results if i use organic fertilizers like http://wormtec.com.au/

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  • Sandra
    on Aug 13, 2013

    where do u live in Calfornia.Is it too hot or sandy too grow them...

    • Donna Shipley
      on Aug 13, 2013

      @Sandra Northern California about a mile from the ocean. I think it's too cold and maybe the elevation is too low. Our soil is heavy clay and doesn't drain well. I've tried crepe myrtle a couple times and it just dies.

  • Valerie
    on Feb 8, 2014

    What a feast for the eyes!!!! I absolutely love the head collection - are they purchased or home made? Everything in your garden seems to thrive - what are your secrets?

    • Valerie
      on Feb 9, 2014

      @Donna Shipley Daffodils are always such a wonderful indicator that the seasons are changing! They are such cheerful and happy flowers!

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