We planted our garden with marigolds and cedar chips to keep the insects out.
Ants and aphids had been eating away at the plants in the courtyard.
We planted tomato, cilantro, oregano, and strawberry plants.
Using the compost from my yard, we transplanted a tea rose sprig, an artichoke plant, and a lot of border grass.
We added marigold plants and seeds, sunflower seeds, lettuce, parsley and lavender.
The use of burlap and a soaker hose with a concrete border gives me hope that it will prosper until the killer dry heat hits hard in June.
My favorite rose Is an intoxicating lavender beauty.
I save the seeds from the healthiest sunflowers, gourds and luffa squash.
Children always love to plant.
The word Heirloom means a plant that is unaltered and grown from a natural seed. When you buy seeds from a store they are often treated and often times exact copies of each other. By replanting the seeds from a natural or heirloom seed you are allowing nature to take it's course the way God intended. This furthers the possibility for natural genetic adaptation to the plant's environment.
Sunflowers come in a variety of sizes and shapes. They are always reaching for the sun. In Scottsdale the don't have to reach very far to get as much sun as they can take. That is why this is the perfect place for these little gems to flourish.
It's hard to tell whether this is a giant butterfly carrying away a sunflower....or.... if this butterfly loved sunflowers so much it grew one for a head 😍
From garden to house decoration, these eye catching Zinnias lighten up the mood no matter where you come across them! This is nature's way of reminded how much beauty is out there!!
I probably would have missed it if it hadn't crawled up my leg!
It is a ghostly praying mantis.
I guess church gardens are a good place to hang out and pray
With good soil, a little water and a whole lot of prayer.
Planted this tomato plant this past spring and it is still producing!
We will pick the last two ripen tomatoes Sunday.
Using a small grapevine wreath, I trained this rose vine into a living wreath. It's amazing how easily anything in nature can be trained with just a little training and preparation!!
The grapevine has taken off in many directions
These little guys are coming along rather nicely
I was amazed to come home from vacation to find these delicious fruits ripening in the garden!!
These lilies are popping up everywhere right now! What a pleasant surprise!!
Just look at this glistening bright red rose peering over the rest of the plants. For it to be in the middle of January!!.. Now that's special!!
Pink fragrant roses are springing up every where! What a sight and smell to take a walk through Janet's Planet's garden in April!
These pink roses are obviously blessed by a baby angel. Just look at them stand tall and proud! Don't forget about the white budding roses in the background!!
Such a green...and pink...and bright yellow...and vibrant orange place to be located right smack in the middle of the desert! Just look at this little oasis!!
Just a little closer now...! Can you count the many colors going on in this garden on this sunny April day?
I came home to these beautiful huge white blooms. All the other amaryllis are red
Here is a Close-Up of this beautiful white piece of natural perfection!!
Even though this red amaryllis is not quite as rare as it's white cousin, it still has a distinct beauty that cannot be ignored!!
If you look real close you can see these spider lilies peaking back at you!!
And so...The cycle renews...Here comes another round of charming and vibrant young budding zinnias!!
Look at those clovers grow! These are always and indication that Spring is back in full force again. They also always remind me of leprechauns and St. Patty's Day
We had over 300 roses bloom Easter morning. It as a spectacular array of color and variety.
This webpage will provide actual photographs of gardening projects that are taking place in the Scottsdale, AZ Area (one of the most environmentally harshest places on Earth). If everyone in the desert invested the time and energy into gardening like Janet Flournoy does the city could possibly see long term cooling effects and cleaner air to breathe for future generations.