Today’s photos come from Catherine Dickerson.
My husband and I have been gardening on our little 1/4 acre in San Diego since we moved here in 2002. I’m still working toward a painterly, English garden feel and am not yet satisfied with the results. But there are a number of treasured plants that I’m pleased to be able to share with you here.
On one end of the back patio, the fuchsia are having a beautiful second bloom for the first time in almost 20 years, and we’re loving it! They are my husband’s treasures, and he tends the 30 hanging baskets regularly. The misting system he designed and built is almost invisible, and it keeps the plants very happy.
The other end of the patio, showing more happy fuchsias.
Some favorite pots with Johnny jump-ups (Viola × wittrockiana, annual), one of my dad’s favorite flowers from his boyhood in Maine. He’s the one who introduced me to gardening.
Zinnias (Zinnia elegans, annual) in the front garden. Neighbors have been telling me that they bring their young children here to take pictures in front of the flowers. So sweet!
A scene from the White Garden. A 70+ year-old neighbor’s grandfather’s wooden ladder is framed with fuchsia blossoms. The flying cat birdhouse in the front left actually had a nest in it this year!
Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium, Zones 5–10) producing cheery white daisy flowers.
A fragrant white gardenia flower (Gardenia jasminoides, Zones 8–10)
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