Sunday, January 5, 2014

Our Beautiful World

I decided I would play along with Our Beautiful World today. The Word is January.
Now I cant say that 2014 has started off very well however Im focusing on some of the better parts, so that is what my pic is about today. Here in the California desert we have had a mild winter with the exception of 1 week. I love to garden and in contrast to much of the country the winter is when you can grow the most.My garden is doing well so Im showing you a bit of that today. I especially  love pineapple sage, I always plant it in the spring and as soon as it starts heating up it dies so I never get to see it bloom. This year I decided to try planting it in the fall, it worked and I have been rewarded with the most delightful display of red blossoms.I took this yesterday while working in the garden, the sun shining thru the blossoms made them brilliant.
This was the largest spray taken from below

I planted it in a hanging basket  You see some turnips
and cabbage below where it hangs.
I cover all the tender things at night but the  tops of the peppers froze thru
the covering the leaves look a little ratty but the pepper were
 unscathed and are most delicious!
As soon as the weather cooled the artichoke burst thru the soil
and it hasn't looked back, it has grown amazingly! It's
already 4x4 and I'm looking forward to a bumper crop this year!

The Sugar Snap peas are blooming.
This is an experiment. I planted a couple zucchini seeds in a bucket
to see if we could get some squash in the winter and its
working. Its blooming mostly male but one female has set!

another shot of the pineapple sage
AND that is the best part of January for me!


Leah said...

Beautiful Davi! I miss my garden so much as the winter drags on here. All your plants are so lovely! Your peppers are amazing!! I have no luck with bell peppers where I am. I do hope the rest of January looks up for you...hugs and prayers.

Stella said...

Your fgarden looks amazing! Love all the photos. I am jealous; it must be a wonderful climate in your part of the world. We could definitely use a bit more sun.(Although today has been a sunny day). But it's winter here; I am so thankful that we had no snow or slippery roads yet :)

Mascha said...

Such nice, beautiful and delicious things... about this we can only dream in the German winter, although it is mild so far this year...
Happy new year :-)

jimlynn said...

This is like a breath of fresh spring time air! So beautiful. We don't have the horrible frigid temps down this way either but it does freeze several times so pretty well zaps everything we have growing. Thanks for bringing a little spring to me this afternoon!

Suburban Girl said...

I love seeing those reds! and the warm look of things. We are much colder than usual. The heating bill is horrendous!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful photos Davi! I just love the sunny blue skies here in Phoenix especially this time of year!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh how lovely!! I could certianly do with some of your sunshine ... Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Our Beautiful World!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I am enjoying your January bloom, thanks for the fun and thanks for sharing them with us at Our Beautiful World!

Lili Sulastri said...

Lovely photos.

Unknown said...

Just look at your blooms. What a wonderful garden you have going my friend.