Spring Pretty

Kumara plicatilis (formerly Aloe plicatilis)

Spring.  It's a pretty one this year.

 Gerbera Garvinea Series
 Aloe 'Fire Ranch'
 Leucadendron 'Cloudbank Ginny'
 Leucadendron 'Pom Pom'
 California Poppies,  Eschscholzia californica
 Rhodanthemum hosmariense 'Casablanca'
 Rhodanthemum hosmariense
 Rose 'Golden Celebration'
 Unknown Salvia
 Lupinus succulentus and California Poppy
 The front slope. 
A break from thinking, worrying, planning, struggling.  A moment to just enjoy.  


  1. Gorgeous. I'm impressed by how tall and hefty your dark Aeonium ('Zwartkop'?) are. Your garden looks to be ahead of mine by some number of weeks in many respects. Leucospermum 'Brandi' is blooming but 'Goldie' is still covered in tight buds and I've seen all of 2 California poppies.

    1. The wall next to the 'Zwartkop' holds them up nicely so they can get very tall. Without the wall they fall over.

      Your freesias were ahead of mine. Odd how timing can vary relatively nearby but yet plants growing in the UK thousands of miles away can bloom at the same time as here!

  2. Quite lovely indeed! The dark foliage of the Aeonium 'Zwartkop' is a gorgeous partner to all the other bright blooms.

    1. 'Zwartkop' makes a dramatic accent. It's best to give it some support as it gets tall so it doesn't fall over and pop out of the ground,. Root system is small and shallow--roughly the dimensions of a slice of bread.

  3. Casablanca is beautiful, that dark heart!

    1. Yes the dark center is very striking. The species has a yellow center.

  4. It's always a feast to my eyes to visit your blog. Having so much color so earlier in spring must be
    a fantastic thing. Have a wonderful day.

  5. Your garden looks so pretty! I love those dark leaves of the plant that I think people have said is Aeonium. I love the combination of the poppies with the lupine.


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