Saturday, April 20, 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
2012 garden summary
Have not been blogging for ages, the kids and the job have occupied my full attention. Just want to document the garden flowers for Diericx yard in 2012
Feb 2012 - we planted an Apricot tree in the front yard after the trees have rotted out and removed. First year it has Apricot flowers, and eventually yielded 15 or so Apricots which all got eaten by Sara who roamed the yards looking for fruits.
Daffodils in the front
April roses - no pictures of any flowers for the rest of the year...
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Saturday, April 30, 2011
roses, roses everywhere
The previous owner of the house must love roses, all she planted were roses in the front yard and roses in the backyard. Spring brings out a big show of roses everywhere. They are fabulous! Every time we walk out of the front door, we are enveloped with fragrance, you don't even need to stop to smell the roses! Life is good, isn't it?
Saturday, April 09, 2011
Nothing but flowers
I drove up to my driveway last week on Thursday night, and saw a glimpse of big circle of red in the front yard. Rushed out of the car to find a HUGE red rose smelling like a piece of heaven. Ran inside and grabbed Sara, rushed outside like a mad woman and told Rick that the rose was actually bigger than Sara's head. And indeed, it was bigger! God knows, we have this baby for yet another good reason. :-)
The new house and the previous owner loved roses, there are so many different kind of roses here, every day I discover some new rose blooming. The orchids are blooming as well. Don't you just love California life?
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Cantors art museum
I have been to the bay area for years and never had the chance to visit Cantors art museum in Stanford. It was a nice little delightful museum, they even have a Renoir in there! Plus other contemporary exhibits. I took Jeremy, whom of course was too bored to look at sculptures and pictures, but found a movie machine that was of slight interest. The Rodin garden in front was as good as the one in Paris. If only I can have twice as long to linger and no whining kid calling mom every two seconds, I think I would have enjoyed more. But the ice cream afterwards was as good too.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
New House new garden old plants
Every January or February, there would be a couple days with unseasonably warm weather, and I would inevitably get spring fever and start dreaming about Spring blooms and getting big ideas of new plantings. Well, this year is the same, except that we have moved! The new house has many new plants to explore, and the old plants I moved with me, especially the orchids are full of blooms and buds. The daffodils in my front yard are swinging in the breeze, it's a happy sight to walk in the door, and the roses are full of new leaves and buds already. The previous owners have a raised vegetable bed, this is going to be a bountiful and experiential spring for sure. I can't wait!