Sunday, May 15, 2011

May's One Day Wonders

 May has been passing quickly for me, with more work than play.  Many days I left before the blooms opened and came home to find them closing up. Most cactus blooms don't last but a day- or a night- if it's a night bloomer.  I did catch a few though to share with you.




























The Sunflower collection I planted in this round bed have grown quickly- the tallest are almost 6 foot now.  They are starting to bloom now too.  My plans to grow a vine up around the Jungle Jim did not work out- I just couldn't decide on the right vine and it never got done.


 My biggest tomato!  I have 6 plants- 3 have fruit on them.
 I think I  might actually get grapes this year.   Unless the birds and the bees get them first.

 Baby Tangerines.   Out of my 3 citrus trees, the lime and lemon both died completely back with our unusually cold winter.  They have new sprouts coming from the base of their trunks but it will probably be years, if they ever fruit again.  The grapefruit and tangerine survived, but only the tangerine flowered this year.
 And the Pomegranate tree never fails to capture my glance and fill my heart.  To think this little tree would have died long ago had my son not intervened on that cold dark rainy night.... almost 3 years ago.



Happy May!

6 comments:

Julie said...

Beautiful cactus blooms of all kinds!!! WOWZERS! They are so pretty...but I have about had it with the prickly plants...I can't weed my tire gardens with them...

Beautiful tomatoes!!!

betchai said...

wow, you have such beautiful cacti blooms, wish all my cacti here would bloom as beautifully as yours.

Sandra said...

Gorgeous photos! I am always so amazed how beautiful the cactus... Spectacular!!!

Desert Dreamer said...

Great cactus flower photos! You have a beautiful garden.

IamthatIam publishing... said...

this is the most beautiful post of pictures I have seen this year - I'm stunned you captured so many moments in time of utter perfection! WOW! Thank you : ) !!!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Very pretty cactus blooms! I love the pink and red ones the best. That tomato looks like a beauty. My Dad is growing a few plants and I am trying to grow cherry tomatoes!