There was a small tour of five local historical homes on Sunday presented by Long Beach Heritage. The star of the tour from a rarity perspective was this Greene & Greene, one of only three here in Long Beach. Even on such a small tour, I only managed to see three of the five [...]
Some new things in bloom I woke up to this morning.
Viscaria oculata from Annie’s Annuals. I grew this annual from seed many years ago. It’s amazing good fortune to have a nursery do all that work and offer up gems like these for sale, just a few plants if that’s all you need. I [...]
Edging into the high 80′s the next couple days here at the coast, about a mile from the Pacific, in the 90′s for the inland cities like Pasadena. The castor bean plant and Salvia canariensis are reveling in the heat, leaving little ground uncovered.
Salvia canariensis should be in bloom in a couple weeks.
Bloom Days are hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. For next summer I’m already planning on lilies again, this time for pots. Just an example of the power of Bloom Day posts.
Another atypical overcast morning in Southern California for August. I dutifully grabbed my camera for Bloom Day but the light was abysmal [...]