Finches & Flowers

My boyfriend and I have been tending to our courtyard garden this past weekend. The beautiful California sunshine is wonderful here (despite these early April showers this week), everything has sprouted and blooming.

Potato Vine Flowers  I hope the rain doesn’t ruin these early potato vine flowers!

Mr. Bee Loves Lavender Lavender from the front yard

Late summer last year, we made one last stop over at Bushnell Gardens and picked up some major deals. Like this hydrangea, soon it will bloom large pale green flowers!

Hydrangea Annabelle Hydrangea

I’m so happy with our garden this year although, my potato vine is infested with aphids snacking away on the vines. I’ve tried just about everything, from cinnamon (yes, the cinnamon in your pantry), bug sprays, and more sprays!

Tweet Tweet!

Until I found a more natural approach. This little guy glided into the garden, and started devouring the aphids.

Wahoo, now I won’t have to waste money on expensive pesticides. So I headed over to the hardware store and invested in some finch feeders. Bring on the birds, hopefully I won’t regret this. :)


Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love gardening! But, I must say I am envious. gardening can only consist of potted plants at the moment. All well, someday...

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

Gosh, I kill every plant I just look at. I wish I had the gardening talent that you do.