The arrival of spring has brought wildflowers with it. This stuff is called Scotch Broom, and it’s highly invasive. We tear it out every chance we get. But sometimes we miss one, at least until it goes into bloom. Lovely sprays of honey/citrus-scented yellow blooms, but left alone, those blooms will turn into bean pods that will further propagate your property. So they get cut.


We also have these purple lupines growing all over the place. They look amazing, and smell exactly like artificially-flavored grape soda.


Put them both into nice art glass vases.

lupines and broom

And finally, our African Queen Irises are blooming again after three or four years of dormancy! YAY!


iris closeup