A purple succulent (purple rock purslane) jumped out at me yesterday morning, so I took a photo. True story.
Mule Ears are flowering mountain plants with large leaves. They certainly brighten up the trails in the Sierra Mountains.
My favorite flowers in the hot summer are lacecap hydrengeas in the shade. These lacecaps are in our front yard, growing among some ferns where they are protected from the blazing sun for most of the day.
Ivy geraniums and nasturtiums combine for this color mix in our yard. Once established these plants need little water.
San Francisco’s Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens features soft green, giant water lily pads. I’ve always found this “room” calming in the middle of a city.
The grounds of California’s capital features a cacti garden that goes well with the state’s recent weather conditions: hot and dry. The drought of 2018-19 is still with us in 2020-21. Here are some perspectives of the garden in photos taken yesterday.
A calla lily by a brick wall catches the last rays of sunlight.
Camellia blooming season has peaked in Sacramento. The reds, whites, pinks and variegated are finishing up their final burst of show before falling to the ground.