you are crazy & wild.
galdino hasn’t been around to keep you weeded and trimmed.
thus you have grown together into little succulent neighborhoods.
where the big thorny guys are trying to take over.
sigh. aeoniums & scented geraniums: don’t think i don’t see you over there in the corner spilling out of your perfectly big enough bed. so rambunctious!
smoke tree and lavender, who said you could move in together?
the blue chalk sticks are making a break for it and taking the white lantana along for the ride.
everyone’s growing out of their pots.
i keep the grass for the cat posse. at least that’s what i tell myself.
the cheri hibiscus is growing into the bougainvillea and the copo de oro vine is towering over them both.
i should do something.
i’ll just let you keep doing your thang.
until galdino gets here.
sometime in june.
Ack! This is why I’m often just a tinge sad that I will never be able to live in a house (unless I win some kind of huge lottery) because every house is $700,000+ here and I’m not a super famous artist as of yet.
That’s okay, I’ve got some grumpy plants overtaking the balcony that that’s enough plant responsibility for me! LOL
I think it’s lush and gorgeous. Those sedums!! Bougainvillea! I’m seeing the first tiny pine elfin butterflies of spring here, about a month earlier than “normal”. Still waiting for the first wildflowers, though.
Dawn Edwards says
Do you know the name of your Bougainvillea??? It looks like it’s a lovely coral color – is it? Beautiful.
Your garden is so inviting. Really beautiful. Did you do the mosaic work around your door? It’s perfection!
Rosemary Peltier says
Thanks Mary Ann. Your garden is so beautiful! I know from experience that they can get wild, but it’s just so gorgeous. I’m going to buy more succulents this year for all the obvious reasons and to mix them in with a few roses and flowering bushes. I’m sure they’ll all get along. Enjoy the rain today!
Mary Ann Moss says
i love love love all of today’s raindrops. sigh…
sharon chapman says
I am going to kidnap Galdino! I think your garden and all the color is gorgeous. Now back to my tree trimming…..
Karen Goetz says
I think it is beautiful! But I like the unruly look…perfectly manicured lawns are not my thing. I guess my style could be described as the Bo Ho Farm look. Wagon wheels propped against fences and trees, old watering cans with plants, Unusual little planters everywhere, a rustic old potting bench under the kitchen window. I sure love that door surrounded by the tile. That COLOR! My fave! The whole place is glorious. The cats are probably enjoying all of the hidey places too. I have been plugging away at repotting all of my patio pots, and taking my time doing it. I just do a couple a day, and am almost done now. Then I need to get my dahlia tubers back in the ground and weed a few smaller beds. I usually get one or two petunia hanging baskets for Mother’s Day, which I hang in front of the windows to minimize birds crashing into them. Breaks my heart when they do that. It is supposed to be 80 here today! In Seattle! Crazy! Oldest daughter is coming over soon for Thursday art day at mom’s house, which is always enjoyable. She has four kids, so any time she can carve out for a few hours of art, is bliss. How is the gouache filming going, Mary Ann? You must be so busy right now. Did you get your wonderful, fabulous, vintage watercolor journal yet? If I couldn’t get it I am so glad you did. I know it will be loved and appreciated.
Mary Ann Moss says
the watercolor journal i bought via your tip is simply…fabulous..need to photograph and do a post because it is too lovely not to share.
filming for sketchbookery 2 was begun last weekend. i’m up to my ears in gouache. boy is it pretty! news on that front is about a month off.
I enjoyed your tiles on your steps and around the red door going out to the patio. I am also envious of the weather that you have that can make your garden grow like that.
Beth L. says
Love your garden. I have VERY fond memories of Bougainvillea when I lived in California and also Puerto Rico. In Coronado CA I had a walled garden overflowing with Bougainvillea and also some vines that really smelled great. I don’t remember their name. Then in Puerto Rico I had bougainvillea and Allamanda growing over our lattice covered patio and flamboyan trees in several places. Great memories!
Lori Wostl says
I love it! Voluptuous and rambunctious abundance! Let it go!
Janet Ghio says
Mary Ann–do you follow this blog? http://afancifultwist.typepad.com/ She often photographs her wild and unruly garden. I love looking at her photos as I loved looking at yours.
Mary Ann Moss says
it’s been years and years so i thank you for refreshing my memory. i enjoyed seeing what vanessa’s been up to 🙂
Erika Nelson says
I love it. So exotic looking to me. Needing work or not, I still thinks it gorgeous. 🙂
It’s perfect! xox
Fabulous! I wish I had a garden like that…
Susan Kettner says
It all looks so wonderful! My garden is covered with upside down plant pots of all sizes and colors, in an attempt of protecting the tender growth of “too early” Spring bulbs, from the frost this week! No Orioles here, yet! Too cold.
Judy H. says
Wowza. Awesomely lush garden of Eden. Love it. 🙂
Crazy and wild looks mighty good to me! I love all the colors and textures mixed together! You have done a stupendous job with your garden, I am always glad when we get a visit!
Bev Tippmann says
I’m jealous of your crazy & wild gardens…they are tangled and gorgeous! ?
susan w says
Golly your yard has grown! So exciting to see it filled out and beyond. “I should do something” You do indeed do something; you paint and draw your garden inhabitants and you take photos. Sounds good to me : )
Carol K says
Well, it looks like a paradise to me. We had temps in the 70s here in the east, and then winter came back in the 30s. With wind. And some ice. So my lone daffodils all have droopy heads. Even the chipmunks are wearing sweaters.
Sandy Carlman says
Yes, give all those gorgeous plants a bit of freedom to roam. They are happy and beautiful as they are. No need to bring order until June. Just enjoy.
jeanette sclar says
Don’t hog Galdino all to yourself….there is a wild patch in Kansas that could use his ministrations.