1/3/09

UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

I kinda fell in love with Casuarina torulosa today.

Casuarina torulosa

Casuarina torulosa

And growing underneath it, Helichrysum bracteatum.

Helichrysum bracteatum

I love these colors.

Helichrysum bracteatum

Helichrysum bracteatum

Helichrysum bracteatum

Before we go, the trunks

Casuarina torulosa

and old capsules.

Casuarina torulosa

The Garden of Old Roses had many of the same colors today.

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Gallicas mostly.

Gallica rose

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Abundant remnants of last season.

Rudbeckia triloba

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Elsewhere...

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Luculia gratissima.

Luculia gratissima

Alas, planted too far from the path to smell the fragrance.

Luculia gratissima

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Beschorneria alba.

Beschorneria alba

The red inflorescence stands around for a long time after the flowers have faded.

Beschorneria alba

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Before we leave, in the orchid house Stanhopea wardii was very fragrant, like fruit candy with lemon.

Stanhopea wardii

8 comments:

Les said...

Nice shots, thanks for the tour. Do you know the name of the multi-trunked tree with the corky bark and the grass-like plant with the red flowers by the water?

chuck b. said...

The tree is Casuarina torulosa. The grassy plant with red berries actually, I don't know.

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JvA said...

Lovely photos, lovely light.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Beautiful photos, Chuck. It's so striking how much your winter looks like our autumn, color-wise!

lisa said...

I love the shot of the yellow foliage through the shade...you and the new camera are a good fit, IMO. The orchid looks like something off a birthday cake! Do you have any orchids at home? In all the time I've been reading your blog, I don't recall seeing any.

chuck b. said...

Yeah, I guess I'm not that in to orchids indoors. Plus, the kittens would chew on them, knock them over, knock them off the table, etc etc.

I have two orchids outside. I native stream orchid with tiny flowers I haven't photographed very well (blooms in May) and a cymbidium orchid featured last Jan-Mar. It's alright, I guess.

Paul said...

Just discovered your UC Bot Garden blog and was delighted with your images. I'm just getting started on an effort to increase public awareness of the Garden and blogs like yours should help. I just started something yesterday (ucbgpl.blogspot.com), but we're not fully organized in this effort yet.
Paul Licht,Director