• Flowers
  • March Bloominess

    Parrot’s Beak It’s been years since I’ve done a Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day post, but we have lots of blooms going on out back. Enjoy some of our crazy spring blooms: Euphorbia ‘Ascot Rainbow’ Sonchus canariensis The deck of fun CA Natives: Tidy Tips and Camissonia bistorta Crazy cool Calendula Melianthus major starting to bloom […]

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  • Merry March Bloom Day

    Eschscholzia californica Happy March Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day! I have to admit I’ve been kind of bloom picture taking slacker lately (some of these pics are from a week or two ago). The California poppies are in action out back and they’re cabbage looper free so far. Last year all our poppies were covered in […]

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  • February Flowers

    Ferraria crispa Happy Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day! We’ve got all kinds of sweet stuff blooming right now, but this Ferraria crispa is the freakiest. It’s our first fancy South African bulb. The foliage on this guy is what sold me. So often SA bulbs have lame grassy leaves, but this guy is almost succulent. Blooms […]

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  • January Bloominess

    First Coreopsis gigantea bloom Happy Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day! We don’t have a whole lot going on in the bloom department right now, but are crazy excited our Coreopsis gigantea  just started to bloom. We had a little gopher scare with it a couple weeks ago. I walked out one morning to find it completely […]

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  • December Bloominess

    Dahlia imperialis ‘Double White’ Happy Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day! We’ve got tons of cool stuff blooming right now including the tallest plant we’ve ever grown Dahlia imperialis ‘Double White’. There were a bunch of big babies in one gallons at Annie’s that needed a new home, so I took one home not knowing which tree […]

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  • June Blooms

    Calceolaria integrifolia ‘Kentish Hero’ Happy June Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day! We’ve never had so many bloomiferous happenings out back before. A big shout out to Annie’s Annuals for offering a plant employee discount so generous I’ve tried out TONS of plants I never would have given a shot. My current fave that’s covered in buds […]

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  • May Bloom Day Merriment

    Viola Village Hurray for May Bloom Day! Thanks to May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day! Our backyard is the bloomiest it’s EVER been. People at work have said I’ve crossed over to “Flower Floozy” land, and I think they might be right even though I keep denying it. This container is full of […]