And so it begins...

Today is January 17th 2011, and I, Audrey Rey, am starting to "officially" document my garden, and the wilderness around me! In return, sharing it with you! I'm sure many other "non plantsy"/ nature things will slip into this blog.
I am a Make-up Artist by day, and a raver by night...HAH! ... well maybe an ex raver these a days.
My spare time now is dedicated to taking photos and a gardening love affair with
drought tolerant species. It was a matter of time the two collided!

Monday, August 22, 2011

My summer has been bloomin, thank you very much!

Unusual Cactus and Succulent Blooms in the garden...
All the Echeveria's are blooming gorgeous bright pink and neon yellow blooms. 

This no named Echeveria changed colors when I moved him in the shady front porch succulent bed. This bloom took 2 months exactly to bloom. Gorgeous ruby red flowers with bright yellow centers!

This is up close evidence of the aphid infestation...  Killed my super cool palmy grass bloom!

 Beautiful orchid like succulent blooms...wish I knew the name! Coordinating nail polish to boot!
Campfire Bloomin'!

Uncle Mike's Cactus Garden!! My Uncle Ruben and Uncle Mike have pretty much started my cactus/succulent collection for me! It started over 3 years ago at Vasquez Beach (my aunt and uncles back yard pool/garden). Every family gathering he would send me home with a clipping of something...
Last weekend my other uncle Mike sent me home with a car full of cacti! The garden looks BEAUTIFUL!

Are you blooming or just happy to see me...

My most bloomin' birthday cake made by my friend Moon! Sugar sculpted cacti and succulents! Even prickly pear puree! NOM! (the rocks even tasted like M&M's)

Speaking of birthdays and Uncles. Above is an awesome shot texted to me by my Aunt of my Uncles garden on the morning of my birthday! His summer has been bloomin' too!

 Filling the back yard area outside our bedroom with succulents galore. My plan is to snip all these guys in two months for the wedding centerpieces, bouquets, etc! ...I've spent countless hours turning my hobby into wedding decor! Summer has been sweet!

Whiskey barrel farm!

 Bouquet Succulent Farm!
 The back yard is finally a lush oasis of gorgeous drought tolerant beauties!

We have lots of critters enjoying the view...