Thursday, January 15, 2009
After a week or so of the coldest nights we've had in years, our days are now in the 80s and dry, dry, dry. As is typical in southern California, quite a few plants are blooming, some just hanging on from autumn and ready to be cut back, some in full bloom, some just starting out for early spring. Here are a few of my favorites blooming today.
Baja fairy duster, Calliandra californica (top)
Hairy stemmed Rhipsalis, Rhipsalis pilocarpa
Andean silver leafed sage, Salvia discolor
The azalea was given to me by my husband's mother, who never forgot a person's birthday. The camellia was purchased 14 years ago by my husband at Nuccio's in Altadena; one of the few plants he selected for our garden.