February 2018

Bright blossoms can be found throughout the garden in February. The Desert Garden especially has some colorful flowers to explore this time of year.

Blue butterfly bush (Rotheca myricoides) – The Triangle

Mickey Mouse plant (Ochna serrulata) – Path near the Lily Garden

Purple wings (Dalechampia dioscoreifolia) – Tiverton Fence

Golden barrel cactus (Echinocactus grusonii) – Desert Garden

Echinocactus grusonii- Golden barrel cactus

Cape cowslip (Lachenalia aloides) – Mediterranean Garden

Curry bush (Hypericum revolutum) – Mediterranean Garden

Red buttons cactus (Opuntia quitensis) – Desert Garden

Rooiwortel (Bulbine latifolia) – Desert Garden

Japanese flowering quince (Chaenomeles speciosa) – East Stream Path

Prickly Pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) – Desert Garden

Prickly pear

January 2018

The rains have returned! Come see what’s blooming!

Hawaiian Hibiscus (Hibiscus kokio subspecies saintjohnianus) – Hawaiian Garden

Green Goddess Cala Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) – Bromeliad Garden

Perfumed Passionflower (Passiflora vitifolia) – Tiverton Fence

Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii) – Desert Garden

Spotted Emu Bush (Eremophila maculata) – Australia Garden

Catalina Ceanothus (Ceanothus arboreus) – Southern California Native Garden

Silver Leaf Cassia (Cassia phyllodinea) – Mediterranean Garden

Fouquieria (Fouquieria formosa) – Desert Garden

Lester Rowntree Manzanita (Arctostaphylos ‘Lester Rowntree’) – Southern California Native Garden

Mexican Cardinal Flower (Lobelia laxiflora) – Pollinator Garden

December 2017

December brings early blooming plants and those which bloom throughout the year when given supplemental water. As we get into the cooler months the Garden will begin to look greener and more lush before the heavy blooming season in the spring.

Natal flame bush (Alberta magna) – Base of Palm Slope

Climbing aloe (Aloiampelos ciliaris) – Patio fence

Camelia (Camelia japonica) – Stream head

Summer holly (Comarostaphylis diversifolia) – Southern California Native Garden

Carbonilla (Cordia decandra) – Mediterranean Garden

Red flowering gum (Corymbia ficifolia) – South Gate

Bull withe (Heteropterys purpurea) – Patio Fence

Kokiʻo ʻula (Hibiscus clayi) -Hawaiian Garden

Bearded iris (Iris germanica) – Pavilion

Smooth shell macadamia (Macadamia integrifolia) – Subtropical woodland, south of Hawaiian Garden