but it is definitely spring here. Yesterday was a crazy beautiful day- very nap worthy. Today is sunny but much cooler- and we have some rain warnings for this week. Very spring in L.A. Something that I absolutely wanted to do this year was get some sweet peas in. I missed my window of opportunity last year, and the yard just didn't seem as happy without the show that the peas put on. I have branches that I have saved, and I build these crooked crazy t-pees, and use twine so the peas can climb. For Easter I have a huge egg hunt and it is very fun to hide eggs in with the flowers.
Usually I go to a local nursery to get seeds by the scoop, but they didn't have any this year and I was forced to buy them in little packages. It is making me be very careful with the few seeds that I have. When I get a scoop, I am very generous with my planting. A few here, toss a few over there..
I also decided to put in a little bit of lettuce. I wish lettuce was a summer crop. That is when I want to eat salads! Anyway, the lettuce will look very cute with my sweet pea t-pees.
Can you belive it gets to looking this bad every year? I can't. I actually like the weeds when they are green and flower, and the cats love it. They stalk around chasing moths and jumping things- a true adventure.
Jackson, will usually come out to be with me while I garden. She stands guard- making sure no jumping things get me. Often with her coloring, she will blend in and become camo kitty.
These are a few of the volunteers from last years nasturtiums. I love volunteers. These guys are growing in a stone and cement composting bin that my great grandfather built for my grandmother when he was out visiting her one year. My grandmother accidentally planted a lemon tree to close to the opening where you would get the compost out, so now I use it as a planter. I love nasturtiums. So did my grandmother. My Mom always thought of them as poor peoples flower. She grew up on a dairy and the flowers that they had were hollyhocks and nasturtiums. She thought geraniums were much better. I never cared much for geraniums-but their ease is growing on me.Meanwhile in my grandmothers memory, I scatter as many nasturtiums as I can. Wish my sweetpeas luck!
Hope you have a lovely day-