I took a little walk in the Park while my car got its fluids changed.
Michelia doltsopa flowers.
Tree ferns are the coolest plants.
The Conservatory of Flowers is across the street. I used to avoid going there because they charge admission, but $5 doesn't seem like very much money any more does it? I used to pay less for a movie. Aaanyway...the last time I was here is here.
The blue on the plant confused me at first, but it's from the stained glass.
Check this out. Beautiful.
The main reason to come here today was to see the butterflies. Apparently, most of them have not yet eclosed.
The new imagos hang out inside the cabinet for awhile to dry off.
Then they have an enclosed area to fly around in where you can visit with them.
On the way back to the garage...
Geranium maderense, blooming everywhere now.
I opted not to smell the flowers.
Is this Prunus 'Kwanzan'? I kind of don't like it. Might as well be Lagerstroemia with those pink, double flowers.
In Stowe Lake...
The view from Strawberry Hill...San Francisco is such a small town.
This is interesting. The City nursery is having a plant sale. They grow all the landscape plants used in Golden Gate Park here.
I wonder if they'll have Leptospermum laevigatum for sale. It's one of the most common under-story plants in Golden Gate Park. This is it.
I can't fit it in my garden, but I wonder if it can be maintained over years as a containerized dwarf. Someone in the world must know the answer to that question...
It would make an outstanding focal point.
In the Botanical Garden, one of my favorite European trees is flowering.