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.
The office plants are going wild, reaching desperately for more pot space. Unfortunately, the biggest philodendron is missing completely,
Even through a touch-and-go week, the plants are blooming up happily! The curious cactus has put up a new set of leaves, while the wildflowers treat everything like a competitor for sun.
been. For one thing, I have a confession to make - I left my plants alone nearly all week. I went on a long vacation. I didn't know what the weather would be like, and I took a gamble on how to water them.
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.
It looks like the plants are focusing on growing leaves this week. The flowers are sticking around, the plants are the same height - but there's just so much more green! I love it.
All the flowers are finally showing life! The second heat wave seems to be agreeing with them, and they're coming up... well, not roses. A bunch of other things instead! Even the ever-dominant thyme is flowering. There's plenty of new leaves to share.
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.