Sunday, October 05, 2008

Sun...

We might have fallen asleep to the sound of rain last night - but we woke to sun, clear skies and +23C. No excuses such as "it's way too hot" or "it's raining" could no longer applied to doing garden work, so after breakfast we headed outside. After a day the green waste garbage can was overfull and our backs were aching - but the garden seemed to have cheered up a bit. I actually pruned roses! (those who know me know that this is pretty big... my thumbs are not even close to be green in any shade...).

In our Northern Californian backyard about half of our plants and trees will loose their leaves during fall, and half will stay green (that includes all the palm trees - which is our favorites...). I don't like fall, and don't like the leaves turning colorful - not here or in when I lived in Sweden - so all new plants we put in, are "all year green"...

But I do like this time of year here- it's like the perfect Swedish summer...

4 comments:

Anna, Fair and True said...

Jag är verkligen avis! Idag var det iofs soligt och vackert men det var endast ca. 10 grader bbrrrr!

BritGirl said...

I think it's good to have a garden with lots of evergreens. I had lots in our garden in England and thankfully the garden here has many too. I love to see greenery!
Right now we have a tree with lovely red berries on,roses and palms. There are some others but I have no idea what they are I'm afraid!

TinTin said...

Du är nog den enda jag känner som inte gillar höstfärgerna! ;-)

JaCal said...

Anna - ja, just nu är det faktiskt ganska perfekt. Många undrar varför jag inte är brun som en pepparkaka när jag kommer till Sverige... jag är aldrig i solen - det är för hett...

Britgirl - yes, I totally agree - more evergreens to the people! I have no idea what we have in our backyard either - except the palm tree and the roses... *blushing*

Tintin - ;-) Well, one of the reasons is that it might be colorful - but then it all falls off and then it's just plain ugly. ;-)