Category Flowers

Garden Bloom Day: October: The Last of the Dahlias 3


The dahlias are on their way to being a distant memory. There’s a few tiny blooms left, but at the beginning of the month, the battery died in the watering timer during a heat wave, and, while they were nearing the end of their life cycle, that really helped them along. It really makes me cherish the present, how amazing they are for a short time. While I did try to take them out and give them away as much as possible, dahlias really show me the fragility of the present moment. continue reading »

Wordless Wednesday: Dahlia WOW! 2


Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day: Blossoming 4


Thanks to the fact that we have some irrigation this year, the August garden is one that’s so close to full bloom, but not quite there yet. I’m most excited about the dahlias, this one is just about ready to flower.  continue reading »

My First Dahlias 2


Although many of you gardeners have been showing off your dahlia flowers for months now, I’m really excited to see the first flower in my backyard. This was a real learning experience for me, nursing the bulbs, learning how to prune, feed, etc. Now it’s all worth it, and there are going to be so many of these babies popping soon. continue reading »

Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day — Aack! 1


I am trying to figure out how anyone has time to garden, blog, pay bills, live, work, dream, dance…  continue reading »

Wordless Wednesday — Poppies, Lavender and Lemons 3


Wordless Wednesday – It Must Have Been the Roses 2


Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day — Drying Out 5


Though the garden is pretty dry right now, there are still some good blooms. One big surprise this month was the fuschia, pictured above. This was here when I moved in around 15 years ago, but I haven’t seen it in quite a few years. Once the coyote brush tree was felled, it came back, I really didn’t expect to see it again. It’s growing underneath the cecile brunner rosebush, which is coming back with a vengeance.  continue reading »

Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day: Sunflowers on a Cloudy Day 3


It’s pretty gloomy here on July Bloom Day — par for the course for summer in San Francisco. Still, sunflowers are dominating my landscape. continue reading »

Wordless Wednesday in the Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park 0


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