Sometimes my husband and I need to get away from the mountains, we long to see the city and relieve ourselves from cabin fever! It's almost a 3 hour drive yet exciting when you've been couped up at home talking to Squirrels. We visited my sister and stayed at my parent's house for 2 days. Roses in my mom's backyard garden were in bloom but not all since she pruned them. They weren't blooming like I saw them long ago. I love this baby pink rose, its fragrance was sweet and delicate to touch.
I appreciate follage in the garden. When there aren't flowers; leaves certainly add color, shape, and texture.
Here's an old water fountain that I'm guessing wasn't working but is now a nice garden statue tucked in her garden.
I gave my mom Hibiscus years ago. I recall it being small but today the Hibiscus is a giant bush with tons of blooms. It's tropical and I'd love to grow them someday when we're in the proper hardiness zone and I have garden space.
I LOVE the ruffled petals of this rose and I'm obsessed with every shade of pink flowers! This variety is not in bloom yet but my mother's garden surprises me when flowers pop up in unexpected places.
Mums in many shades bloomed profusely in her garden along with other gorgeous flowers of various color. I'm inspired to continue gardening and one day I'll have more room to plant flowers, veggies, and herbs!
Hubby and I spent quality time together, we had a blast at the annual O.C. Fair in Costa Mesa! This was the Centennial Farm and Garden Show. It amazing to see everything contestants grew from kids and adults that entered. Behind me were a variety of onions, very fun to look at!
Many veggies in the show, here's an arbor covered with beans!
I was checking out all the vegetables and that motivated me to eat more greens!
I love Sunflowers even on a cloudy afternoon. Sunflowers have a way of cheering me up and brightening up the day.
Quite expensive Plumerias but I'd like to grow them in the future!
There were plenty of animals in the Barn Show. My husband took this adorable picture of a snoozing pig and piggies!