Saturday, April 17, 2010

Getting out the garden gloves

It was a peaceful weekend. I stayed home, caught up on housework and relaxed. We only went out once for a quick run to the supermarket. I took a few pictures today of some of the plants in my garden.

The sunflowers are popping out in clusters. I brought a packet of seeds home with me last year from America.  I was surprised to see so many flowers on each plant. The sunflowers I've seen in Libya have a single larger flower on each plant. I planted them next to the gate and I can see them peeping over the garden wall from my kitchen window. The sky was hazy today... white sky instead of blue.

These small flowers are from the seeds a planted a while ago. I can't remember what they are called but they are so pretty and delicate.

I've been collecting succulents over the years. Very suitable for desert-dry Libya. These are in a flower box that is on the waiting list for hubby's marble edging.

This cactus is beginning to bloom. It looks like its frosted on top. 

This plant has already bloomed once and now it has three flowers that will probably open tonight. Its sitting on another spot that needs marble. I'm holding back on the garden, waiting for the house to get painted but hubby has to get the marble work done first. Hurry up please! My green thumb is itching to get to work!


  1. I loved these pictures of your garden. Are you in a frost free zone or do you get temps below freezing in winter?

    I garden here in Virginia and there are so many things like citrus and pomagranets that I cannot grow.

    Trust all remains well with you and your family.

    A reader in Virginia

  2. Reader in Virginia.. we are in a frost free zone - citrus thrives here as do pomegranates. I've never seen snow here, but it has snowed in the east part of Libya in the past as well as the western mountains - but very light snow that melted almost as soon as it touched ground. It's a rare occurrence.


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