The I'm-back-home-now Garden

80 deg F

It was nice to get away, and it's nice to come home. Everything seems to have grown an inch since I left. It's very sunny!



Tithonia diversifolia, in light and shadow.


The mock orange is electric in the morning light.

Philadephus lewsii

Visitors take a refreshing bath.


'Ray Hartman' gives everything.



And there are bulbs!



Tulipa bakeri



More bee butt.



Green, green, green.

Hydrangea petiolaris

Salvia spathacea

Aesculus californica

Time for early daffodils to die back now.


Fuchsias bud.


Can't wait for blooms!


I'm not even hating on combinations of red and yellow today.



I seem to have a lot more yellow than red.


Eschscholzia caespitosa

Platystemon californicus

Nobody else minds either.


Welcome back home!



JvA said...


Welcome back, Jack.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It's so pretty. You have tons blooming! I love that birdhouse!

CiNdEe's GaRdEn said...

Welcome home! It looks great!!! Your tree fern is really shooting up some new growth too! Do you know the name of the little yellow flowers in the 25th picture? They look like what is growing wild in my field. I always wondered what they were called(-:
Have a happy friday!!!

chuck b. said...

If by the 25th picture, you mean the second of the yellow three, that's Eschscholzia caespitosa, but up where you are it's probably the very similar-looking Eschscholzia lobii. E. caespitosa is from Southern California. I got it at a nursery.

And then if you mean the third of the yellow set, that's Platystemon californicus, Cream Cups; One of my favorite Calif. wildflowers.

CiNdEe's GaRdEn said...

Oh Thanks so much! Its the Eschscholzia lobii. E. caespitosa!! They look like little poppies! I just didn't know what its botanical name was so I could look it up(-: Thanks again. They are beautiful here. I need to take a picture of the whole field where they are blooming. I also have some white flowers blooming which look like popcorn to me(-: I will take a picture and maybe you can tell me what they are as well(-:

All This Trouble... said...

I just had a chance to catch up on your travels and the photos and videos are just spectacular! But it IS always good to get home, even from Paradise :o)

Frances said...

That is quite a welcome home from your garden. It looks better than ever. Is that fuchsia the same as mine? Will mine bloom this year? I have been feeding it with an organic stinky spray stuff periodically. I love the yellow and red. It needs some orange and purple to be completely hot. :-)

Phillip Oliver said...

It looks like high summer there. So much to look at!

lisa said...

What a fine how-do-you-do! As fun as it is to travel, coming home is one of the best parts, IMO. Kind of a renewed appreciation for the things you see every day.