February Bloom Day

Cerinthe retorta

Cerinthe retorta

It’s Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day over at May Dreams Gardens.  I just can’t get enough of this Cerinthe retorta.  It started blooming about October and never has looked back.  I think we are going to need to figure out how/when to collect the seeds for this guy.

Primula auricula ‘Angelo Hayes’

Primula auricula ‘Angelo Hayes’

This Primula auricula ‘Angelo Hayes’ is adorable.  Megan has been on board with Primulas, but they’re still brand new to me.  Want to drool over some more Primulas, check out Growing with Plants.

Aristolochia californica

Aristolochia californica – California Pipevine.

Our California Pipevine (Aristolochia californica) has been kicking out these pitcher flower-esque blooms.  It’s one of those plants that bloom before it leafs out.  Soon, the whole vine is going to be loaded.

Aeonium arboreum 'Atropurpureum'

Aeonium arboreum ‘Atropurpureum’

What would Far Out Flora be without a little succulent action?  After a full roll of film (joking…we shoot digital), Megan caught a bee loving the yellow florescence on this Aeonium arboreum.  Pretty certain this succulent came to us as a cutting, and think it may be the ‘Atropurpureum’.

Senecio rowleyanus - String of Pearls

Senecio rowleyanus – String of Pearls

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?  Senecio rowleyanus, that’s who.



Our daffodil has poked its head out, it’s officially spring.

Euphorbia martinii 'Tiny Tim'

Euphorbia martinii ‘Tiny Tim’

Year two and this Euphorbia martinii ‘Tiny Tim’ is still alive.  I feel that since we got rid of the mounds of baby tears, this guy is doing a lot better.  Go ahead…see it drowning in baby tears.

Tillandsia ionantha

Tillandsia ionantha

Stepping inside a moment, check out Mr. Tillandsia ionantha (we think).  Not sure why, but it doesn’t have the striking red leave tips like it did last year.

Gilia tricolor - Birds Eyes

Gilia tricolor – Birds Eyes

Birds Eyes (Gilia tricolor) is one of our new California Natives.  We just planted it from a 4 inch pot, and it’s already flowering.  Sweet.



Matti’s fascination with sedums continues with this workhorse.  Okay, taking a closer look at the pic, you can’t really see the foliage on the sedum…but it’s there.

– Far Out Flora

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