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

February 2017

We’ve had above average rain this winter and the garden is bursting into bloom! Roll over the images below to see the names and general location for some of the plants which are blooming right now.

Catalina currant (Ribes viburnifolium) – California Native section

Bush anenome (Carpenteria californica) – California Native Section

Maritime ceanothus (Ceanothus maritimus) – California Native Section

Aloe x salmdyckiana – Desert Garden

Chinchilla Wattle (Acacia chinchillensis) – Australian Garden

Firecracker flower (Justicia floribunda) – Main Path

Pink Cestrum (Cestrum elegans) – Main path (near South Gate)

(Pink snowball) Dombeya x cayeuxii – west of Cedar Grove

Chinese fringeflower (Loropetalum chinense) – North Main Path

Camellia (Camellia japonica) – North Main path