This week has felt entirely too cool for the time of year it's supposed to be. When you think of summer in Southern California, it's all sunny beaches and... sun. This week's been a bevy of clouds, fog, and dew so thick that it watered my plants one morning.
Fourth of July is right around the corner, and the plants are bursting like fireworks! I actually think I'll have the greatest number of blossoms that week, especially with the Billy Ball putting on a show.
Summer has simmered down for a bit with the onslaught of June Gloom. The plants that woke up during the brief warm spell have continued their reach for the sun with no signs of stopping. It's a race to see who flowers first!
The air's heating up out here, jumping up to about 90F on some days. It's not quite where it will be once we're up into July and August, but for now the garden is having a happy time of it. They hadn't quite gotten along with the cold, strong winds of late winter. Now they're having a wonderful time sunning and getting a green tan.
Memorial Day is just around the corner! That means summer is coming up fast. The garden is blooming and the leaves are... greening? Everywhere I turn, it seems like there's a little less room for me on the balcony. The plants are taking over.
The thyme is still producing enough leaves to feed a family, and the tomato is now the largest plant on my balcony. Looks like the watering problems of last year have been solved, and the plants are showing their happiness.
We're a few weeks into Spring, and nature doesn't show any signs of stopping. The grass is greener on the other side, on this side, really on any side that has grass.
Spring has really taken over for the balcony plants. Every plant is growing, and most have nearly doubled in fluffy foliage. I can't help but feel delighted every time I step outside.
Spring is showing off with the life it's breathing into the balcony plants. The Ginkgo is showing a great spread of new leaves, the sunflower is already spreading its pad, and the wildflowers are surviving over-wet conditions.
Spring is finally showing itself in the form of many happy plants! The olives are starting to bud up, the Ginkgo has finally awoken from winter, and the cress won't stop flowering!