I'm heading up to Point Reyes for another one of my weekend ecology classes. It's sunny and warm and it should be lovely on the coast.
Sorry if I haven't responded to your comments in the last couple days; I've been busy. There won't be any new blogging here until Sunday night or Monday morning.
Dozens of flowers opening. It could be covered when I get home.
My English neighbor came over yesterday. She said, "You have a border!" Later, on the way out, she said, "You're very English."
That means she likes it.
Even though I garden with a lot California plants. Lupinus albifrons.
I knew what she meant.
The center umbel is already going to seed.
I'm going to ID the clematis as 'General Sikorski' because mine does have the golden yellow anthers.
This flower did something weird.
I grow it in the bamboo--which is not looking so hot. I don't think it's because of the clematis (as if!). I transplanted this clump last year and it's still mad at me.
Eschscholzia caespitosa, native to Southern California. (More evidence that Southern California has the best California native plants.)
This is supposed to be a carrot and onion patch, but it's mostly poppies and iris right now.
Snap peas are lagging.
These anemones are still going on, and now Tiarella have joined in.
The 'Ray Hartman' Ceanothus are done, but the 'Frosty Blue' is still going. Or, rather, just starting.
Next year I'm going to plant Nemophila menziesii in the pot with Dudleya pulverulenta. Right now they're just growing next to each other. You can mark that down as a nice container combination of coastal natives.
The freesia are pooped; see you next year.
The Cobaea scandens vine is really starting to spread. The vines are thick and strong, like honeysuckle.
I had the rabbit's foot grass a few years ago. It didn't come back last year, but it's here again this year, but tiny and short. (What was I thinking?--I wasn't.)
I think the tiny jonquils are my favorite daffs.