Monday, February 1, 2010

February's Garden



Alstromerias sure are a reliable garden performer - they come back strong year after year and are one of the best cut flowers of all time. If you change the vase water often enough, you can get them to stay fresh for over a week. Growing snapdragons along the coast is a little trickier. They get a condition called rust that, once apparent, seems to spread across the whole bunch. Sweet alyssum, miniature chrysanthemums and nasturtium thrive all year and fill in the gaps while we wait for other spring bloomers to reappear.

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7 comments:

Sweet Repose said...

Boy, is this a little salt in the wounds, as we await our next snowfall...but alas, it is what it is!

Love the fern shot, very creative!

Christine said...

Such colorful mosaics, makes me yearn for warmer weather! Great job, Happy MM!

Tracy said...

Splendid mosaic, Golden West! This one is a fantastic color show! :o) Happy Week, my friend ((HUGS))

Eryl Shields said...

This is what your garden looks like now? Mine is just iced mud!

Rachel Fenton said...

Snapddragons are just the best flowers for children - I remember making them sing/talk by nipping their sides! (the flowers, not the children!)

Love any flowers like them - all the sweet pea family, vetch and such like...happy thoughts

GardenofDaisies said...

I love snapdragons too. I also remember squeezing the sides and making them open their little mouths! Great fun and games for children playing outside in the summer!

Mary said...

Alstromeiria are strictly cut flowers where I garden. It's so cool to see them growing in the garden! Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)