Every year we are adding color and fun to the farm by planting flowers and bulbs. Typically, I find plants at the Foothill College Horticulture Department that have been donated, and I bring home whatever fits in the car. Nothing planned, they just are available and ready for a new home, such as hydrangeas, flowering maple, hellebores, milkweed, and peonies…
I also focus on flowers for a specific area or garden plot each year. It takes time, but we are slowly and surely making progress because there is so much space to fill in.
Underneath a beautiful weeping Chinese Cherry we bought at Filoli Gardens, we planted a hydrangea and hellbores. Then, in winter 2019, we added crocus and daffodil bulbs.
In May 2019, I really focused on planting perennials for the bees rather than filling the garden beds with vegetables. I really love the added color. Some flowers, such as hollyhocks, just grow wild.