This last week I took a trip to Quarry Hill Botanical Garden in Glen Ellen. Quarry Hill is a world renowned Asian themed garden that was all started from wild seed. It’s a great and unique collection. This is a slideshow of my photos from the trip. Lots of macro shots.
Here we are in the fourth week of March (seriously, how did that happen?) and many more blooms are coming out to play. This unusually warm weather coupled with a few showers didn’t hurt things at all.
1. Non-Fruiting Plum
2. Wild White Lily
Found on a California hillside
Have been blooming for weeks now.
5. Christmas Cactus
No joke, it seems to be confused. Beautiful nonetheless.
Indoors, bright light, well watered.
The landscape is coming alive! Color is creeping back into the world around us. Feeling down? Seriously, just take a look around for a second.
Let’s see what is in bloom this week, the second week of March:
1. Mustard Flower
Accenting the green hills with bright yellow.
2. Cherry Blossoms!
3. This interesting ‘weed’ seen on the Bodega cliffs
Please leave a comment if you know what this is.
4. California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica)Showing their strength
5. Tea Tree (Leptospermum scoparium)