3/2/08

Article about wildflowers

in today's Wall Street Journal, including a field guide. Link.
"Late-winter rains in California and the Southwest have nature-lovers and sightseers holding their breath. This could be the best spring in years for seeing wildflowers."

7 comments:

Pam/Digging said...

Lucky you! Alas, we were short on rain this winter, and our wildflower season is expected to be not as good as last year. Easy come, easy go.

Frances, said...

yes to your luckiness. We are already nearly four inches below for this year and it is only March. We will be expecting exceptional photos of those CA wildflowers. Hope it happens for you!

Frances at Faire Garden

Layanee said...

You will have to be our eyes on this one! Looking forward to those pictures!

chuck b. said...

I don't know if I'm going to make it to the desert this year.

So much going on the scenes that you don't get to read about!

:)

Maybe my friend Emma will go and take some pictures for us to enjoy...

lisa said...

Hope you get to enjoy some of the display in what few leisure hours you'll have with the exciting new job! Amazing how long wildflower seeds can wait for just the right conditions to grow...I sprinkled valerian seeds 5 years ago, and one finally came up the past 2 seasons.

chuck b. said...

"Amazing how long wildflower seeds can wait for just the right conditions to grow"

Yes! I've heard about seed banked in the soil decades ago growing plants after a major environmental disturbance. I'm thinking about collecting a few soil samples from Bernal Hill at the end of the summer and seeing what comes up in controlled trials. I can put some of the soil in the freezer for awhile, put some in the BBQ and start a wood fire over it... Who knows what I'd find...

lisa said...

Hey...that's a great idea! I'm gonna copy! :)