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What’s In Bloom This Week?

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Yellow Calendula aka pot marigolds can be eaten. Add the petals to salad for a zesty kick.

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Plant Marigolds with your tomatoes to ward off common tomato pests and to add more color to your garden. This type of Marigold is commonly used in the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration.

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The Pink Ladies, aka Amaryllis belladonna, came out this week to fill the air with their sweet, sweet fragrance. This is always a sign of August in Northern California.

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Pink Yarrow is a great perennial for California. It repels some garden pests and attracts beneficial insects including pollinators like butterflies and bees.Yarrow is used in herbal remedies and in Biodynamic farming methods.

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Quarry Hill Botanical Garden in Pictures

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.

What’s in Bloom This Week?

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

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2. Wild White Lily

Found on a California hillside

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3. Daffodils

Have been blooming for weeks now.

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4. Tulips

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5. Christmas Cactus

No joke, it seems to be confused. Beautiful nonetheless.

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Indoors, bright light, well watered.

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