Sunday, April 14, 2013

California wildflower: Douglas iris

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For those in southern California, who wouldn't want one of these in their garden? Shade tolerant, drought resistant and stunning. These are from the Theodore Payne Foundation.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

First blackberry bloom, the outlier

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Way back on March 18, 2013, I took a photo of the first blackberry bloom, really an outlier. It predates the vernal equinox by two days. The rest of the vine, by the way, has yet to flower.

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