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RE: Well, this weekend...


What a beautiful view of the countryside as well as the wonderful
wildflowers! Nature at it's best :)

Thanks for sharing, and I am jealous you get a day a week to wander around
looking at plants.....

Donna


> 
> I actually got something done in my own garden this weekend along with
> plant
> peeping. A friend and I worked up a schedule to visit botanical gardens on
> our Fridays off, which turns out to be really getting me into a time
> crunch.
> I didn't realize how many chores I used to get done at home on those days
> -
> felt like I was goofing off most of the time. But now that I know someone
> to
> go with I hate to give it up. Hubby will go, if pressed, but spends a lot
> of
> time sighing and saying "yes dear, that's very nice" (like I do in the
> tool
> store).
> So anyway this Friday we went to Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden, which
> is
> a nice little place showcasing native California plants. The garden is
> very
> pleasing although as usual I couldn't find labels on some things I was
> really interested in. I bought a few plants - salvia clevelandii,
> zauschneria californica, bush poppy (dendromecon rigida), blue-eyed grass
> (Sisyrinchium bellum), and iris douglasiana, and got them planted. I'm
> thinking I want to find some matilija poppy but I'm not sure where to put
> it
> - if it's happy, it spreads like anything. I also was thinking about
> trying
> fremontodendron but again, need a place to put it. I doubt it would get as
> big in my yard as the specimens I saw, but they are much bigger than I
> expected.
> Other chores kept us away from home Saturday but on Sunday I went hiking
> in
> the morning, got the lawns mowed, my pond cleaned up a bit, and planted
> some
> tomatoes. I would have liked to put in the rest of the vegetable garden,
> but
> hubby was away and I can't start the rototiller by myself. No doubt I
> wouldn't have had time anyway after tilling because the weather turned
> windy
> and nasty as the afternoon wore on so I quit and went inside. I am very
> grateful for daylight savings time, now I can get stuff done after work if
> the wind will only stay below 30mph or so.
> I have some more wildflower pictures, if you can bear it - these have been
> taken over the last month or so and are all within a few miles of my
> house.
> Click on the Antelope Valley folder.
> http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/gardencatalogs/my_photos.  This should be
> the
> end of the wildflower pictures, unless something spectacular shows up.
> 
> Cyndi

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