Sunday, May 24, 2009

Out in the Yard...

It's a beautiful Memorial Day weekend! I thought I would share some photos of the flowers in my yard this week. So, here we go...

This is an epiphyllium. Isn't it gorgeous? I used to have about 25 different colors of these, but over the years have lost most of them.

There is a whole pavilion devoted to epiphylliums at the San Diego Wild Animal Park, and when they are blooming, it's quite a sight! These come in just about every color combination you can think of, except blues and purples.

This is a spike of Cecille Breuner rose blooms. This is the "sweetheart of Sigma Chi" rose, that's referred to in that old song.

An orchid. I don't know that I've ever known specifically what kind, but it's a very popular orchid in my neighborhood. In the background are some purple/white petunias.

These are some self-seeded lobelia. They're starting to grow everywhere!

Martha Washington geraniums. I have about 4 or 5 different colors of these. Many of the leaves on the plants have an aroma, when brushed up against.

And, of course, bachelor buttons!

This is a geranium that I brought back from my Mom's in Pennsylvania. It's actually a pelargonium, but everyone calls them geraniums.

Geraniums and I get along very well - they thrive under neglect!

I'm pretty hit and miss with my gardening. Some weeks I'm out there fussing with them every day. Other weeks, I barely set foot out there - most of the time, it's only to water, cause everyone's gasping for some.

And finally, what would a post be with out these guys:

Actually caught these guys both sitting still at the same time!

Velvet, flipping her tail! She got a bath today!

I've been debating about a week whether to do it, and today I finally decided she needed it. WAYY too much flea "stuff" down in all that fur! She didn't even fuss much - I think she was relieved to get rid of it! And now she's so soft and pleasant to pet!

Everyone got Advantage tonight, too. Let's hope that helps with the fleas!


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