It's springtime in Southern California. Last year we had nothing you could call winter at all. This year, well, maybe a couple of weeks. We did have two nights of freezing at the beginning of January.
Now that we're in March, however, the cold is just a memory. Flowers are bursting out all over (see our orchid bench, above), veggie seedlings are coming along fine, and now the concern is making sure everything gets enough water for the 90+ degree heat wave we have coming this weekend.
Mr. Lincoln, our bellwether rose, has some fine maroon foliage popping up after pruning.
Grape clusters are already showing on our vine.
The bletilla orchid has not only awoken from its dormancy, it's now in bloom.
Unfortunately, the bougainvilleas can't get their blooms synchronized. Only the red is showing off, while the others are only green.
I'll live with it somehow.
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