Thursday, July 16, 2015

Santa Barbara Botanical Garden

I went to the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden to take some pictures.  This 78 acre garden contains over 1,000 species of rare and indigenous California plants.  Considering that we are in the fourth year of a sever drought, the plants are holding up really well.  My favorite part is the Redwood Section.

Santa Barbara Botanical Garden




Desert Marigold

Matilija Poppy
California Poppy

California Poppy
I was surprised to see so many plants in bloom given the time of year and the drought.













Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Echeveria laui x Tacitus bellus

I received this succulent Echeveria laui x Tacitus bellus last month from my friend Diane Dunhill and she said it would have a nice bloom.  It certainly does.
Echeveria laui x Tacitus bellus

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Water Hyacinth

We have a small water feature with four goldfish with water hyacinth growing on the surface.  The water hyacinth grow like mad and I'm thinning it out on a weekly basis.  I seem to get only only bloom a year.  This one is from last year that I never posted.
Water Hyacinth

Water Hyacinth


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Passion Vines in Bloom

Four out of my five passion vines are blooming.  
Passion Flower
Passion Flower
Passion Flower
Passion Flower

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Begonia Boliviensis Hybrids

Here is a picture of Mike with his Begonia Boliviensis Hybrids.

Mike with Begonia Boliviensis Hybrids


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Bromeliad Billbegia

This Bromeliad Billbegia is growing in one of our pine trees.  I like the red color with the gray bands.
Bromeliad Billbegia

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Epiphyllum in Bloom

I like this Epiphyllum, it blooms every year in early to mid June.
Epiphyllum