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...
New fairy garden in Hypertufa pot.
Broken pot succulent garden.
Fragrant rhododendron with huge flowers.
Native columbine
Centaurea - Perennial Bachelor's Button
On top of the rain barrel
My old wok. Variegated carex & creeping phlox
Inside my greenhouse
My husband made the hanging stands... experiments with string gardening, kokedama
My head collection.
Aloe & crassula
Miniature Hoya
Garden in a barrel
double primrose
Terrestrial orchid
Terrestrial orchid Kokedama
Little white garden spider in a daffodil
double primrose
Unsure, but I think they are Trout Lilies
Prickly Pear fruit
Barberry in bloom
Blue-green Sparrow
Cross beak
Cross beaks in the waterfall
One of the first roses
Burrow's tail
Goldfish & Koi
Hens & chicks in a strawberry pot
Orchid cactus
Maple by the pond
Tropicana canna
Native honeysuckle
little brush birds on the feeder
Plum blossoms. This tree blooms but bears no fruit.
new non-native currant bush
Double daffodil
1st fairy garden
Dutch iris & sunflowers planted by the birds.
Orchid cactus
Black-headed Grosbeaks
Red-winged black bird
Cross beaks in the waterfall
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  • Gabriella 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

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  • Sandra Sandra on Aug 13, 2013
    where do u live in Calfornia.Is it too hot or sandy too grow them...

    • Donna Shipley 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 Valerie on Feb 08, 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?

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    • Valerie Valerie on Feb 09, 2014
      @Donna Shipley Daffodils are always such a wonderful indicator that the seasons are changing! They are such cheerful and happy flowers!