Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Back to winter?







Is it just me or did we take one step towards spring and two steps back to winter? I keep forgetting that in the Bay Area spring is often a stop and start affair. We're all anxious to welcome the sunny, balmy days that there's a bit of calendar denial going on. That said, our gardens are definitely moving forward, helped by the rains and the brief bits of sun. Here are a few more photos to cheer up the winter-bound souls. Photos are:
Top left: Nasturtium 'Empress of India' One of the most intense nasturtiums
Top right: Anchusa species (yet to be identified) Tiny, tiny flowers but a vivid purple and tough!
Middle left: Rhododendron 'Donnatella' One of the early blooming rhodies
Middle right: Peacock moraea (are these wild or what?)
Bottom left: Gladiola (which is deranged as it blooms whenever it feels like it, spring summer or fall)
Bottom right: Clematis armandii 'Apple Blossom' Just unbelievably fragrant.

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