Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Outdoors Wednesday...San Bernardino style...

Today is going to be a hot one, so I headed out early to garden for a couple of hours. Yesterday was all about mowing and heavy work and I had enough sun, so I decided to just trim and dead head in the shade. This is part of the west side of my yard that's under the huge apple tree.
Here's another angle in that area. My grass is almost filled in from the bunny infestation we had last year. Those pesky rabbits ate everything in sight! Including my lawn!



This Polka Dot Plant loves the shade. Most people have them indoors, but then again...I'm not most people!
I have a dwarf peach tree and it is loaded with peaches. I think we started thinning to late though, because they aren't very big this year.




The Black-eyed Susan's are getting really big. I should have flowers before too long. I planted my first plant about seven years ago and that plant has been split many times for my yard as well as my son's yard in San Diego and my sister's yard in Rancho Cucamonga.
The Liquid Amber tree in the pot moves all about the yard depending on the season. It was graciously planted by birds in another pot that it out grew years ago. It is too small to go in the ground yet and we are still deciding on it's permanent home.



I couldn't sign off without a big flower picture. I love Gerber Daisies and I have them sprinkled all over the back yard. There are so many vibrant colors and they just perk up the scenery. I also love taking close ups of flowers.
How's your garden growing?





15 comments:

Kris said...

Your yard could easily be on a garden tour. It is lovely! I too love gerbera daisies.
: ) Kris

Kathleen said...

Looks like you have green fingers. Your flowers are gorgeous. California sounds great to me, blah definitely not! Kathleen.

Janet said...

You have a beautiful garden! My daughter had gerbera daisies as her wedding flower a few years ago. It was in the fall and we used reds, yellows and oranges. They were so pretty!

LV said...

I loved seeing your yard. All the flowers are so pretty. I would love having a peach tree full in my yard. Very nice post. Thanks for stopping by.

Sherry said...

Your yard is beautiful! Love the shade garden. I just planted the Lamb's Ears and the silver stuff. I didn't realize they would get so big.
Thanks for the nice comment.:)
Sherry

Terra said...

How fun to have a peach tree. Yum. How did you get rid of your rabbits; did they just go away?

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

Your garden is gorgeous! I wish I had a little more shade, we're mostly full sun til the Shumard oak gets bigger.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your nice comment! I guess I'm a dragonfly whisperer, because they both sat for their pic! I am not, however, a hummingbird whisperer!

Debbie said...

You gardens look like pics out of Better homes and Gardens....just beautiful!~ Thanks for popping over my place.

Light and Voices said...

Your Orange Daisy is fantastic!
Joyce

Ebie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You're garden is so pretty! I love the gerber daisy. It is so bright and cheerful.

I hope you can go to Temecula's chalk art festival. You would enjoy it.

Cindy said...

Your garden is really beautiful! I love all of the colors and shapes of the lovely trees, flowers and fruit, especially the gerber daisies. Your black eyed Susans are going to make a colorful splash!
Thank you for coming by my blog for a visit and leaving a sweet comment.
Hugs, Cindy S

My Slice of Heaven said...

Your garden is just beautiful! You should be proud of all the hard work I am sure you have put into it. Anita

Gill - That British Woman said...

those peaches look lovely. You have grren thumbs as you have a stunning garden. Fancy popping over and doing some weeding in my garden!!

Gill in Canada

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Linda, It is nice to meet a fellow gardner who is familar with our heat. I used to live in San Bernardino but still work out there in the arera. I just moved out here to Lake Elsinore you have a great garden. Thanks for stopping by and have a great time gardening....Julian

April said...

gorgeous flowers!
thanks to the visit to my blog as well :)