clivia, clivia bloom

Spring has sprung – the groundhog was right!

Welcome to the lovely colors of my spring blooms!  I’ve always hated gardening – or so I thought.  It turns out that what I actually hate is yard work, gardening is kinda cool.  I didn’t realize until I moved to California just how much I loved flowers and color. I have flowers EVERYWHERE now – even fake ones because they make me happy.  I know, how ‘girlie’ of me.  Who knew?  But don’t worry, I still love horror movies, hard rock and cussing – just let me have my fucking vase of lavender, K?

Last year was tomatoes, peppers and herbs – this year my spring is all about jasmine, lavender, roses, plumeria, strawberries and succulents!  Dale got me an agave plant for Christmas (because I killed my little palm tree – oops) and now I have gone succulent crazy.  I even have ALOE – which my mom used to pronounce as A-LOW.  Think J-LO and you have it.  So ‘aloe’ will forever be ‘A-low’ now.  It is important you know these things.

I don’t know what all of these plants are called – but they are lovely nonetheless, and my yard is looking so vibrant and alive right now despite the drought.  Speaking of the drought, I hate people – especially most of the ones in my neighborhood.  (I know that sentence made no sense, but stay with me.)  I only have my sprinklers turn on for 3 minutes at a time, 2 times a week (what’s the point, right?) – BUT, I have 3 stations of sprinklers, so it APPEARS as though I have the sprinklers come on 3 separate times in the same day, but really it is just watering different areas that happen to be side-by-side.  SO, my nosy little bastard neighbors (I don’t know which ones, but I have my suspicions) left me notes on two different occasions chastising my ‘waste of water’.  They wrote Don’t you know we are in a serious drought?  As I’m reading the second note in 2 weeks from the same fucker, I’m thinking Really, asshole? I wasn’t aware!  It isn’t on the news every night, or on every billboard for 200 miles or anything…GEE-ZUS people are annoying! 

Anyway, I thought you might enjoy a little photo gallery of my garden:

blooming cactus, cactus, red blooms on cactus

Red Rose Bud, Blooming rose bud

Blooming Cactus, red blooms cactus

strawberries, blooming strawberries

aloe, aloe plant

red flowers, blooming red flowers, blooming red flower succulent

cactus, cactus new growth

lavender planter tag, home depot lavender tag


blooming jasmine

blooming jasmine

clivia, clivia bloom

barrel cactus, barrel cactus bloom, cactus yellow blooms

agave, agave plant

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  • Cathy March 23, 2016 07.29 am

    Pics are beautiful! Maybe I should post pics of my weeds?

    • crazydogmama March 23, 2016 10.07 am

      Thanks! and LOL!


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