The weather this year has been funky; El Nino or La Nina has been playing tricks with nature. We had an unusually late Spring this year. The tulips that we planted bloomed in late April and our wisteria vines are full blossom now.
It’s hard to believe that is is May and it feels like March or April. Our garden is in full blossom now and it is gorgeous. It truly is Sam’s labor of love since I am plagued by allergies and actual gardening has never interested me. I’ve always be interested by the concept of gardening and dreaming of a vegetable or herb garden but my efforts have been limited to occasionally looking at the yard from inside the house or hosting my plethora of houseplants at my work desk.
One of the things that really caught our eye about this home when we were house hunting was the huge lot that came with a interior fenced front courtyard complete with a pergola and a 50+ year old wisteria plant. When the home inspection reported that there was termite damage, we worked to remove the old pergola and had a contractor come in to build a newer and prettier one. During that process, we highly stressed out the existing wisteria plant. A year later, the plant was still in recovery mode since we didn’t get much flowering from it but year two resulted in beautiful full blooms draping downwards.
Even though it feels like the whole yard is in full bloom, there were still plenty of young budding blossoms about to bloom. These would probably be in full bloom within the week.
The blooms are so abundant that when I stood underneath the pergola and looked skyward, it felt like it was raining blossoms.
The super young buds remind me of cattails… but they turn out much prettier than cattails!
In the backyard, Sam’s been cultivating our flowering jasmine to climb and fill out the covered patio structure. It decided to grace us with gorgeous flowers. I think spring is finally coming to California!