This copper fire pan was used for little cacti and succulents, but weeding it became a chore with all the thorny plants. So I want to convert it to a perennial, mediterranean bulb thing that I don't have to water or lift or anything.
Right now it just has little Tulipa 'Little Beauty's, but I'll add some Crocus 'Negro Boy' (above), and other things as I go. When it's out of season, I'll keep it to an obscure corner to ride out the year and wait for spring.
Down in the garden, it's all buds and new leaves.
At my local nursery, I bought a six pack of mixed greens that had already gone to flower. They were in the "last call" section where everything is 50% off. I thought she should give them to me for free considering how much I shop there, but I paid 50%. I guess they're not in the business of giving things away for free.
I would like the mustards to self sow. They bloom before the wildflowers, and smell nice. Most importantly, they give the beneficials a reason to visit my garden.
California poppy blooms everywhere right now, but it's always a month or two late in my garden. This is a tufted-hair poppy (Eschscholzia caespitosa), from southern California, that I bought recently.
I take the same pictures all the time.
I bought these purple rocks years ago. I keep putting them out, then picking them up and putting them away, never really sure if I like them or not. Today, they're out.
This planter and some containers are the extent of my "front yard". Calycanthus occidentalis is leafing out. I shall be heartbroken if it doesn't flower this year.
Underneath, redwood sorrel (Oxalis oregana). Love the texture.