I'm slowly buying a few plants every weekend to add to my garden out front. It was dormant all summer. I now have daisies, lavender, purple salvia, red salvia, snapdragons, and a couple of things that I don't know their names. I have yellow, orange, red, and blue and purple flowers. I like to see some color in the winter because I sit for HOURS every day, at my computer desk, looking out into the front yard, and it would be nice to see some color. I'm focusing on plants that don't need a lot of water.
So yesterday I went to visit our local nursery, which is just up the street from our house. It's been there 40 years and is family-run. It backs into a canyon at the end of the street and there are quail, hummingbirds, finches, sparrows, and even a couple of crows that live there. There are a LOT of hummingbirds there! I only wish I could get better photos of them! They fly so fast! I love to go up there on a weekend morning and just walk around with my camera. The staff is pretty indulging. I've been up there often enough and I buy enough that they don't bother me. And, yesterday, I saw two vintage WWII planes fly right overhead!
I came home and planted the 5 little plants that I bought, but I'm thinking about returning today to buy more snapdragons. The hummers really enjoy those!
Here are some photos from yesterday: