May 2018

In May we continue to see a large bloom throughout the garden, following the winter rains.  Especially notable are the California or Golden poppies in our Southern California Natives collection.

Chagualillo (Puya venusta) – Desert Garden

Puya venusta

Peppermint willow (Agonis flexuosa) – Subtropical woodlands

Agonis flexuosa

California golden poppy (Eschscholzia californica) – Southern California natives

Eschscholzia californica

White sage (Saliva apiana) – Southern California Natives

Saliva apiana

Rose cactus (Pereskia grandifolia) – Desert Garden

Pereskia grandifolia

Bridal wreath (Deutzia crenata ‘Nikko’) – Near Southern end of the Mediterranean garden

Deutzia crenata 'Nikko'

Velvet centaurea (Centaurea gymnocarpa) – Pavilion garden

Centaurea cineraria

Bear’s Breeches (Acanthus spinosus) – Pavilion Garden

Acanthus spinosus

April 2018

Gorgeous pink cherry blossoms are a sure sign of Spring in the Garden!

Japanese cherry (Prunus serrulata ‘Pink Cloud’) – Near Hilgard Entrance

Prunus serrulata 'Pink Cloud'

Jerusalem sage (Phlomos fruticosa) – Mediterranean Ecosystem

Phlomos fruticosa

Orange bush monkey-flower (Mimulus aurantiacus) – Southern California Natives

Mimulus aurantiacus

Purple torch (Eupatorium sordidum) – Near Bromeliad GArden

Eupatorium sordidum

Conejo Buckwheat (Eriogonum crocatum) – Southern California Natives

Eriogonum crocatum

Tower of jewels (Echium simplex) – Backyard Exploration

Echium simplex

Cleistocactus (Cleistocactus sp.) – Desert Garden

Cleistocactus sp.

Brush Pea (Chorizema ‘Bush Flame’) – Western Australia Natives

Chorizema 'Bush Flame'

Golden Spur Columbine (Aquilegia chrysantha) – Backyard Exploration

Aquilegia chrysantha

Bird’s eye gilia (Gilia tricolor) – Southern California Natives

Gilia tricolor

March 2018

Some late winter rain has been quenching the garden. Signs of spring are beginning to show!

Bengal Trumpet (Thunbergia grandiflora) – Hilgard Fence

Thunbergia grandiflora

Bruce’s Dwarf Euphorbia (Euphorbia characias ‘Bruce’s Dwarf’) – Pavilion Garden

Euphorbia characias 'Bruce's Dwarf'

Meema Vine Lilac (Hardenbergia violacea ‘Meema’) – Western Australia Natives

Hardenbergia violacea 'Meema' - Meema purple vine lilac

Natal Bottlebrush (Greyia sutherlandii) – Palm Hillside

Greyia sutherlandii

Fan Aloe (Aloe plicatilis) – Desert Garden

Aloe plicatilis - Fan aloe

Bush Lily (Clivia miniata) – The Stream

Clivia miniata

California Buckwheat (Erigonium fasciulatum ‘Dana Point’) – Mediterranean Ecosystem

Erigonium fasciulatum 'Dana Point'

Sinclairia platylepis (Sinclairia platylepis) – South Entrance

Sinclairia platylepis

Sizzling Pink (Loropetalum chinese) – The Nest

Loropetalum chinese

Lucky Bean Tree (Erythrina lysistemon) – South Entrance

Erythrina lysistemon