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Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day Monday Miscellany

Happy Memorial Day!

Here are some miscellaneous recent pictures of my garden.

View of the front garden -- only 2 years ago this was a large expanse of grass that sloped up to the street

One corner of the front garden recycled concrete wall

Thrift store glass plate flower with cloisonne butterfly

Achillea 'Moonshine'

Hebe 'Quicksilver' with Sedum 'Angelina'


Euphorbia self-sown into gravel


Iochroma 'Ashcott Red'

Clematis flowers winding through purple smoke bush foliage

Arbutus unedo compacta leaves in low late afternoon sun
Tetrapanax leaf
Hardy Geranium

Patch of multi-colored self-sown Nigella damascena

Pink California poppy

Blue Flax

Peonies laying down on the job

Erysimum, Pacific Coast Iris, California poppies, and way in back, out of focus, Persian cornflower


Kniphofia blooming already (I think of them as hot summer flowers)

Ditto lilies