Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Monday, February 22, 2010

My Garden~Mellow Yellow Monday 022210

I have a small garden out in front, by the street. There is about a 4' area which used to have a huge eucalyptus tree, but several years ago, during a windstorm, it toppled over. It crashed through the fence, but our son was able to rebuild it. THANK YOU, HAL! So, I was left with a vacant, sunny spot between the driveway and street. Last year I planted giant mammoth sunflowers in that spot and they grew over 7 feet tall! I also planted some African daisy and California poppies there and they bloomed. I was hoping that they would go to see, but it doesn't look like they did. So, this year, I replanted some sunflower seeds in December and daisy and poppies. The sunflowers are in full bloom and toppling over and the daisies are blooming, too, but the poppies haven't opened up yet. Here are some pics of the flowers from this past weekend. I thought a little bit of color might cheer you up at the beginning of the week! Mellow Yellow Monday for February 22, 2010. I drove up to see the horses early yesterday morning and I'll post about that later in the week.


Anonymous said...

Your flowers add some sunshine to my sunless morning! We have a mixed bag of precipitation forecasted for today -- snow, rain and freezing rain.

Stephanie V said...

Sunflowers are so dramatic and happy-looking. Love this story.