I have many plants in my garden. The problem is, I don’t know what the heck they are, when they bloom, or how I should be taking care of them. Luckily, they just bloom willy nilly, I enjoy them, think about how I should find out what they are and do some actual garden planning, then promptly forget all about it.
Mom gave me these bulbs a couple of years ago. I planted them in a row so they looked rather pathetic last year but they’ve filled in quite nicely. No idea what they are but they sure are pretty. Bluebells?
Here’s another bunch. I really need to dig ‘em up and redistribute them.
Mom also gave me these bulbs. I think they are some kind of lily. We’ll see when they send up a flower. I just love long, graceful, green tendrils.
I think this is a camellia bush. It’s hard to tell what with all the ivy choking the life out of everything in that corner. Here, let me give you a better idea of what’s going on over there:
I sprayed round-up ALL OVER the ivy last year and…nuthin’. A few leave turned brown but that was it. I used to love ivy. So green! So pretty! So freaking indestructible. BTW, that taller clump on the left? It’s a rose bush. No really, I swear.
This one I can identify, I just have no idea how it got here. I suspect a bird did a fly-by palm seed pooping and – voila! The grassy stuff in front I think is Monkey Grass. It borders most of the back fence garden, but not quite all so just looks unfinished.
Oh hey! That’s the other volunteer palm tree peeking out from behind the rose bush on the left but look! There’s another one starting in the middle of the picture. Guess I’m going to have to dig them up before they grow to gigantor proportions. Meanwhile, I had planted 6 more bulbs and a forsythia. The latter is barley surviving (middle, back) the bulbs are nowhere to be found, and I do believe that’s a volunteer spider plant on the right. Or maybe it’s one lonely surviving bulb. Hard to tell.
And then there are the barely identifiable because they are starved for water but hanging in there because they are cactus, uh, cactus things. They normally shoot up a long stem with a pretty flower on top but mine never have. Perhaps I need to bunch them closer together for water accumulation purposes.
The tree that broke last year after PG&E came out this year and topped it so it wouldn’t interfere with the electrical lines. Who knew? If you wait long enough, you don’t have to pay someone to prune your trees. PG&E will come and do it for free. It may look like shit, but did I mention “free?”
Yes, my grass in a bit sad. Not quite sure what to do about that.
It’s lovely over here. Must be the tree roots keeping the moisture around.