Hello friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Thank you for all of your lovely comments
and welcome to my new followers. I'm still trying to get used to this new way of blogging. Since I
won't be able to answer all of your questions individually, I'll try to address them in my posts. I had a
special request to post pictures of our garden, which I plan on doing from Spring through Fall from
time to time. I'm showing mostly close-up shots, because there are only a few things blooming in our
garden right now. As more things start to bloom, I'll show more full view shots.
Above and below are pictures of the Dogwood tree that's blooming in our back garden right now.
The stamens are absolutely magnificent on a Dogwood blossom. These trees are very slow-growing,
which is what I wanted, because it's fairly near our septic tank. There's lavender and alyssum
blooming in the background.
This is our view from the front garden with the Sierra Nevada Mountain range off in the distance.
Below are some Potato Vine blossoms. I don't especially like yellow flowers in my garden, but I like
to add a touch of yellow with the stamens of the flowers I grow in my garden. We have this vine
growing in various places throughout our garden... on our front porch railing, some of our picket
fences, and up a couple of orange trees that are performing poorly in the back garden. Potato Vines
grow very quickly and vigorously and bloom profusely in the Spring time.
Below, Pink Jasmine Vine and lavender.
There were bees swarming all around me while I was taking these pictures. I don't think they even
noticed I was there... too busy gathering nectar. :-)
The rest of the pictures below are of the same apple tree taken just one week after the ones above.
The tree is in full bloom right now. It's one of my favorite trees in the garden.