Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What's Blooming Wednesday....

Today we're being bombarded with wind and a touch of rain so it's a good thing I took these
 photos on Monday.
The Australian Sweet Broom bush has a few flowers just coming on it's branches, as well as a friend or two.
I'm not sure what this pretty little guy is, but he was happy to pose for this photo then slowly meandered to
the other side of the petal, out of site.

This miniature rose is a plant that was purchased at the VA Hospital gardens,
 here in Long Beach many years ago. They have a wonderful program there for the Veterans. Jim, the man
who heads up the program, utilizes the garden grounds to rehab those vets that are in need of a quiet place
to work and readjust from the stresses and often time horrors of a soldiers life. 
They cultivate and maintain beautiful flower and vegetable gardens and it's a
hidden jewels and welcome respit for the folks that go there.

The Mexican Sage is one of my favorites with it's teddy bear like, soft and fuzzy blooms.
It's also draught tolerant and blooms throughout most of the year. 

I'm off to sculpt and paint!


Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Wow, love the photos. I had been wanting Mexican sage for 2 years and finally found it at the nursery. Just got it in the ground this morning. We can only grow it as an annual here unfortunately.

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Glad you like the photos! I have to whack the Mexican Sage back, nearly to the ground the end of each fall, so it nearly may as well be an annual. I do love it though. :-)

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

You and Jen are so good at flowers...great photographs. I love the looks of the Mexican sage, but it would definitely be an annual here!
Thanks for sharing your flowers with us Deb!

Valeriote Design said...

Beautiful flowers Deb! I have a soft spot for Roses.