Saturday, September 12, 2009

update from the Spiral Garden @ Twilight

Its early September already and... where is our Indian Summer ? No worries or complaints from me... whatever is... IS !

We are experiencing a usually rare overcast day, up here in the mountains, even with some teensy little rain showers following some dramatic lightning in the distance. We've been having a neighbourhood wildfire since last Sunday (Oasis Fire about 1500 acres) but fortunately for us ranchers this year... its on the other side of the freeway some 5 miles away. Last year it was on 'our' side & we had to evacuate... so 'all's fair in love & war ?' hum...

Oops... As per usual I digress. lol. As i walked the Spiral Garden this morning- picking raspberries and cherry tomatoes- i noticed that the California Fuschia was doing a fine job of blooming...

And then this beautiful rose with a pink ruffle edge greeted me...


And then... i noticed that this brightly flowered bush was waving at me :)


Always nice to see blooms this time of year... the summers here are long & harsh as this garden usually gets 12hrs+ of full sun. This year, the Spiral Garden, has been lovelier than usual- the temperatures have been milder- never going beyond 106F (lol) and I spent many more hours than usual pruning & tending this large scale 80' color wheel of a garden... pruning the rose hips off regularly, for instance, yielded many more new roses throughout the summer. How nice !

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous indeed, NIcole, thanks for sharing!

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