Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter, 2007

California bush anemone (Carpenteria californica) buds
This is one of my fall-planted natives receiving no supplemental water yet doing great.


Santa Barbara daisies (Erigeron karvinskianus)

Dan sees a squirrel

Dan "hides" in the grass

Annie, too, is "invisible".

A springtime romp in the yard.

Chinese ground orchids... See, Snappy? These are about to bloom. The ones in cans behind the magenta ones are somewhat exotic yellow and white varieties and so far only the white has bloomed. Will report on any yellow blooms.

Viola cuteness

'Apricot Chiffon' California poppy

tricolor sage


Ceanothus, a very fast grower and very drought tolerant

One of the Annie's plants I bought at the S.F. Flower & Garden show this year. It's a glad! I think it's a drought tolerant native species... well, not a Calif. native, but native to somewhere. Will report back when I find the tag.

Some o' my pots on the back patio


  1. Hi Angela, hope you had a good Easter.Thanks for blogging your Chinese Ground Orchids.Now I have some idea what mine should look like.Your climate must be more South east Asia than here.They can be grown outside in the warmer areas of the country, the south of England.Mostly they are grown in Pots and taken onto the patios during the summer but then brought back indoors.I love the California poppy with Apricot colouring, and the Tricolour Violas always have a place in my heart (and garden when i get one).

  2. Anonymous10:19 PM

    Do you think your Annies Annual plant is Gladiolus carneus 'Painted Lady' ?
    I saw them at the AA Spring Party on Sunday.
    Check it out search "gladiolus"

    Loved the bletillas.

  3. Yes, clover ann, it's G. carneus 'Painted Lady'.

  4. G. carneus is native to the winter rainfall region of S. Africa. So, no supplemental summer water.