Archive for the ‘What’s blooming’ Category

California native plants blooming in May.

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Let’s take a look at California native plants – most of them drought and deer tolerant ones established, well suited for xeriscape, dry slopes and water wise gardens. They create natural habitat for wildlife. During spring time it’s really hard to pass by without  admiration – plants are buzzing with life, showing off all those […]

Blooming perennials in May 2012

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

This year in May Bay Area got really summer-like weather with few unexpected late rains – everything is green and blooming. Our gardens enjoy early flowers from many perennials that are usually come later in summer. Look at this hardy, easy to care for and very rewarding Asiatic lily. Endless varieties to please anyone looking […]

What’s blooming at the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

  Of course roses! It is a rose haven. This public garden is open daily 8am to one half hour after sunset and free. It is located in San Jose Rose Garden heighborhood at the corner of Naglee and Dana Avenues. People come there to have a picnic, read a book, meditate, look at roses […]

What’s blooming in April in Bay Area 2012, perennials

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Perennials are big part of our gardens. Let’s look at ones that are blooming in April. California poppy or Golden poppy (Eschscholzia californica) is official state flower of California and when you see this brilliant orange cup-shaped blooms you would agree that it’s a good choice. California poppy Geranuim (Geranuim x cantabrigiense ‘Boikovo’) is a lovely […]

What is blooming in April 2012, trees and shrubs

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Month of April in Bay Area is one of the prettiest  when it comes to blooming. There are a lot of early spring blooming plants that continue to bloom but new ones are starting to show off. The flowers of the month of cause are roses. They are stealing the show: small, big, climbing, shribs – […]

Blooming in March

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

More and more plant are blooming now. Those that are not blooming yet getting new fresh leaves and growth, even old woody plants look rejuvenated. Everywhere you look – something is blooming or popping new leaves, all new, fresh, happy. Lots of California native plants and trees are blooming in March among them are California lilacs and Western Redbud. […]

Febuary, is it spring already?

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

It has been warm and sunny last few weeks. Various deciduous trees like ornamental pear, tulip magnolia, purple leaf plum are blooming and it feels like spring is here. Purple leaf plum is very nice one to plant in the garden as specimen tree. It starts blooming very early as you see and then leaves […]

What’s blooming in Bay Area. January

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

It’s winter time but some plants are still blooming providing color and interest in neighbourhood  landscapes. Bergenia just started to show off it’s beautiful bright pink flower clasters. Sea Lavender contiunes to bloom if escaped frost. Tender annual Sweet Alyssum(Lobularia maritima) continues to bloom in protected areas. This year winter is very mild and dry, only […]