What Was Blooming At The Huntington May Day Morning 2016?
Above, Romneya coulteri, petals pleated and puckered, in the parking lot.
Below, Calothamnus villosus and Verbena bonariensis.
Salvia clevelandii made the morning smell like wild California.
??? Love the pure blue of these flowers. Something related to Borage? So blue...
Hesperaloe 'Brake Lights', very red...
Anigozanthos flavidus(?), looking very yellow...
...and fabulously tall. I prefer the tall species Anigozanthos to the shin-high hybrids.
The entrance garden rill looks different on every visit. This visit the ribbon of water was hidden by thriving Muhlenbergia rigens, Chondropetalum, red Anigozanthos, yellow blooming Santolina, lavender, yellow Anigozanthos, and Campanulas.
Red Bougainvillas on the pillars. The San Gabriel mountains were dressed in silky clouds.
Uh, Echinopsis? Tricocereus?
Aloe camperi. There were several large patches of this in the Desert Garden, providing a bright show there as it is doing in our own garden here at home.
Lots of umbellifers in the Herb Garden, which is at its best in late spring. Summer heat brings toasted plants.
Whatever this is (Queen Anne's Lace?) it sure is photogenic.
Sweet peas, soon to be toast.
These flower heads look like flying saucers.
Bidens? Another photogenic scene:
Wandering the Huntington was a beautiful way to spend the first May morning of 2016.