Springtime Yellow Flowers

We’ve had one whole day of rain here in Southern California this past Monday. I had two 50-gallon rain barrels out there for the first time and they are completely full. Yesterday I attached a hose to one of them and filled up my watering can. It is wonderful to be able to use free and natural water! I just hope it’s not breeding ground for the West Nile Virus mosquitoes that we have here.

Today I wanted to share the flowers I have out there. They are mostly yellows but a few pinks and oranges too.

Italian Ranunculus Striato Giallo
Gazania Big Kiss
Mimulus Monkey Flower
Ranunculus Tropical Sunset
Pretty Lady rose
Centaurea Montana “Amethyst in Snow”
Daffodil and blue anemone
California Poppy

I hope you enjoyed this mid-week flower blog. I saw a few irises starting to open so maybe you will get to see some at the end of this week. Enjoy the rest of your week! Please share my blog with anyone you think might enjoy beautiful flowers and gardens.

Ready for Spring Garden

Happy first day of spring for all you gardeners out there! The most anticipated day of the year is here. The weather is warming up,  your flowers budded/bloomed, you’re ready to start seeds, and put your plants out. This is the time when all those plants that have been dormant all these cold months WAKE UP!

My garden in southern California has been awakened for about a month now. I  walked around in my garden yesterday morning and made a video but decided I didn’t like my voice sounding all nasally.  I will probably try to make another video without me speaking next time! Lol. Wish you could hear all the birds singing out there! It was truly paradise for me.

Here are my garden scenes yesterday

Did you see my blue colored house? It’s so pretty! My house stood out from all the houses in the whole mile radius because everyone’s houses are gray, tan, brown,or generic industrial colors! I wanted to be different! My front door is yellow too!

I love all the beautiful pinks, yellows, purples and greens melded together. My Red Baron peach tree is the most vibrant in these pictures. Those skies were really that blue too. Below are some close-up shots. I love these!

My garden is a bit of a mess if you compare it to many gardens out there. My mom always said it looked like a jungle but that’s because her idea of a garden is manicured lawns and Edward Scissorhands bushes, not cottage garden wild. In any case, I’m a haphazard gardener…I plopped plants and trees wherever I felt like, with no careful plans. Even after a few years of gardening, I still feel like a novice. I do everything by myself: weeding, planting, watering, transplanting, and lack-of-planning. But a few weeks ago I had people come help me put in this black weed border between the grasses and my plants. It looks good and definitely kept the gardeners from mowing over my precious seeds and seedlings.

Below are some flowers that are in my messy gardens.


Gerbera Daisies

Forgot the name of the plant below but could look later.

California Poppies (yellow and pink)

Red Alstroemeria

Magnolia ‘Genie’

Aeonium Sunburst

That’s all for today! Happy gardening if you do! Enjoy your week ahead! Thank you for stopping by!

Crocuses, Daffodils, and Irises

All the bulbs I planted this past fall started blooming last week. This is my first time growing these guys and I am so happy that our weather has been cool enough to get a good dose of these cool weather bulbs blooming.



Narcissus Bulbocodium Spoirot


Well, that’s all the flowers I had for this week. I hope the rest of your week is pleasant and productive.