More California beauty from Steve

More California beauty from Steve

Steve, who gardens in Los Angeles, retains sending me lovely pictures, so I hold sharing! For those who missed the earlier posts, you’ll be able to catch up right here: Steve’s Southern California Backyard.

He definitely makes the a lot of the lovely crops his local weather permits him to develop, and they’re thriving regardless of the unusual climate the area has had this yr.

Succulents are at all times a good selection for container plantings as a result of they will not thoughts in case you miss a watering. And in case you reside in a local weather that is not supreme for them, it is simple to take away them from extreme rain or chilly that may harm them.

round yellow flowers with california purple lilaclovely mushy yellow leucospermum (Zones 9–11) flowers fall with a background of lilac California blue (Caeonothus, the zone of hardiness varies by species). California lilac is native to the west coast of North America, whereas leucospermum hails from South Africa. Many South African species do properly in California as a result of the climates may be fairly related.

grouping of container plantsListed here are extra container plantations, with a leucospermum exhibiting off within the center.

close-up of small white flowers with blue spots on the tips of the petals5 Factors (nemophila stained, annual) is an annual plant native to California that grows and flowers throughout the usually wetter winter months earlier than fading within the drier summer season. It is simple to see the way it will get its frequent title, with the darkish blue spots on every of the 5 petals.

plant with spiers of variegated foliage and blue flowersMadeira’s variegated pleasure (echium candidates ‘Picket Star’, Zones 9–10) is simply beginning to bloom, however the whorls of blue flowers are completely overshadowed by that unimaginable variegated foliage.

spire of bright purple flowers in front of a group of red flowersA penstemon (penstemon sp.) flower within the foreground is supported by a purple Callistemon. O Callistemon is native to Australia, whereas penstemon is a big genus with quite a few species native to western North America.

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