Friday, February 1, 2013

Happy February

Best time of year in the garden...
lush cool green 

best time of year period.  My amazing about
20 feet high...I trim and prune this bush a lot to shape it into
a tall lush screen...I mean cans and cans and more cans filled to
the brim with branches...she would cover our garden if I let her
and jump over to the neighbors too...but I reel in her wildness
with a harsh pruning and tame her rampant ways

My pink brugmansia....tall gangly crazy grower...
gotta keep an eye on her cause she’ll control and take over everything!!
poisonous too... that doesn’t shock me... how she lures with those amazing scented trumpets
siren song.

Brugmansia is a genus of seven species of flowering plants in the family Solanaceae. Their large, fragrant flowers give them their common name of angel's trumpets, a name sometimes used for the closely related genus DaturaBrugmansia are woody trees or shrubs, with pendulous, not erect, flowers, that have no spines on their fruit. Datura species are herbaceous bushes with erect (not pendulous) flowers, and most have spines on their fruit.[2]


..but wouldn’t it be nice if it was...or better
than able to housesit there for a couple of months.

Beautiful day here which I now plan on enjoying...
the sun...the heat...the reason for living here.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Somehow, February is not as wonderful in my garden. Probably has something to do with the two feet of snow, LOL!

13 said...

Just got rid of our snow, now left with mud! Still it's nice to dream and I'm hoping my passion flower has survived the snow.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Your garden must look so beautiful .....such lovely plants. we can't imagine flowers and colour in the garden yet as we are in the depths of winter.
February is a favourite month for me because, as you know, it's my birthday today !!!!!
Many thanks for your kind birthday wishes today Cynthia ........ there was a LOT of soft focus going on !!!!
Have a lovely weekend. XXXX

Jiorji said...

i LOVE your garden. I love flowers. So pretty!

i used to have one of those trumpet flowers...but it died :( so sad

Lucie said...

Oh you happy girl! February is the worst here, so much rain!!!

Flotsam Tide said...

I use to live by a bottlebrush tree like that.. that isn't their proper name just what I called it as a child. How lovely to see your sunshine and flowers, a welcome burst of color and light.

Anvil Artifacts said...

awwww such lovely flowers. a little blog getaway. thank you!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures of some truly exquisite flowers...Is that first one a Bottle Brush tree? (I don't know the correct name)...I had quite a few of them all around my house and underneath, too, when I first moved here in 1964....I had never seen them, OR The trumpet flowers either, till I moved to Los Angeles, in 1961---in fact February 1st was the Anniversary of my moving here....! I LOVE your love of this amazing paradise that we live in...!

Young at Heart said...

so so pretty....London is freezing!!

Lela said...

The first time I saw both of those flowers was when visiting our son out there. Yours are gorgeous...I just love the trumpet ones!

quisnam said...

So much beautiful color- a little bit of rain here has stopped things looking too parched and yellow. Not having to mow the grass so much is a plus though.

La Petite Gallery said...

love the beautiful flowers.
I have cabin fever. Got out today the snow missed us. It's coming tomorrow. Lucky you.. yvonne

Cobalt Violet said...

we are getting a false spring over here in Hollywood and our ornamental pears are blooming. Your blooms are gorgeous and ... I would definitely go housesit with you!


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