November 2017

November is an interesting month in the Garden. Shorter days, cooler temperatures and coastal fog jump start the early winter bloom. It’s a great time to visit!

Flaming glorybower (Clerodendrum splendens) – North end of main path Main Path

Bush anemone (Carpenteria californica) – California Native Garden

Desert marigold (Baileya multiradiata) – California Native Desert Bed

Woolly blue curls (Trichostema lanatum) – California Native Garden

Shelpe’s aloe (Aloe schelpei) – Old World Desert Garden

Concertina bush (Crassula rupestris) – Desert Garden

Tiger jaws (Faucaria felina subsp. tuberculosa) – Desert Garden

Cut-leaf banksia (Banksia praemorsa) – Western Australian Garden

Jacquinia (Jacquinia pungens) – Between Mediterranean and Desert Gardens

Granjero rojo (Condalia velutina) – Between Desert and Mediterranean Gardens

Christmas pride (Ruellia macrantha) – Lower Stream

Golden thryallis (Galphimia glauca) – Main Path

June 2017

We’ve been really busy the last few months and missed adding entries for April and May. You’ll have to wait until next year to see what’s blooming then, but those are usually our most floriferous months. It’s starting to feel like summer in the Garden, and there’s still plenty in bloom. Come visit soon!

Sand paper verbena (Verbena rigida) – Pavilion Garden

Primrose tree (Lagunaria pattersonii) – Service road above waterfall

Allen Chickering Sage (Salvia ‘Allen Chickering’) – California Native Garden

Cedros buckwheat (Eriogonum molle) – California Native Garden

Gumplant (Grindelia camporum) – California Native Garden

Matilija poppy (Romneya coulteri) – California Native Garden

Baja California senna (Senna purpursii) – New World Desert Garden, Baja Bed

Big galleta (Hilaria rigida) – New World Desert Garden

Opuntia sulphurea – New World Desert Garden

Giant oxalis (Oxalis gigantea) – New World Desert Garden

Koki’o ‘ula (Hibiscus clayi) – Hawaiian Garden

Chocolate flower (Berlandiera lyrata) – Pollinator Garden

Bog sage (Salvia uliginosa) – Pollinator Garden

Mickey mouse plant (Ochna serrulata) – Across the path from the Lily Section

Natal lily (Crinum moorei) – Lily Section

Yellow bells (Tecoma stans) – Plaza Garden

March 2017

Spring has sprung! Many more species are blooming than what’s listed here, so if you get the chance come visit soon! Hover over the photos for name and general location.

Mojave verbena (Verbena gooddingii) – California Native Garden (Desert Bed)

Wooly-leaf sunflower (Bahiopsis lanata) – California Native Garden (Baja Bed)

California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) – California Native Section

Red-skinned onion (Allium haematochiton) – California Native Garden

Fan aloe (Aloe plicatilis) – Desert Garden

Curry bush (Hypericum revolutum) – Southern border of Desert Garden

Purple phlomis (Phlomis purpurea) – Mediterranean Garden

Japanese flowering cherry (Prunus serrulata ‘Pink Cloud’) – Main path south of lower pond

Marmalade bush (Streptosolen jamesonii) – South ADA path

Giant daisy tree (Podachaenium eminens) – South of ADA path

Velvet groundsel (Roldana petasitis) – Main path

Surinam powder puff (Calliandra surinamensis) – Tiverton Gate

Red powderpuff (Calliandra haematocephala) – Main Path

Poison bulb (Crinum asiaticum) – Lily section