February Garden 2014

Just getting in a quick post on my monthly garden.  It’s finally raining here in Southern California! No photos of the rain, but I took a few during the month.  After visiting a local nursery, guess who came home with me? I think our dog Hiro is not convinced.  He eyed the newcomers with suspicion… but I have always wanted kitschy pink flamingos, and I am happy to say that I finally got them!

After multiple irrigation system repairs and our dear passion fruit vine being choked out, we finally had the banana trees removed.  I replaced them with several varieties of lavender, a pygmy date palm, and a few other plants I forgot the names of.  It looks sparse right now, but the yard seems to have opened up, and we can see the mountains in the distance again from our family room windows.  Oh, and I was able to find another passion fruit vine – yay!