Monday, March 20, 2017

72nd Santa Barbara International Orchid Show!

This weekend we went to the 72nd Santa Barbara International Orchid show and here are some pictures.










































Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Fremontodendren is starting to bloom!

The Fremontodendren tree is starting to bloom.  It is very popular with the hummingbirds.

Fremontodendren
Fremontodendren

Fremontodendren

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Happy Hum of Bees!

I was walking by some rosemary that was in bloom and heard the happy hum of bees!







First Passion Flower Bloom for 2017

Today I was checking my passion flower vines for Gulf Fritillary caterpillars when I found the first bloom for 2017!  You can see that the leaves on this vine have been eaten by the Gulf Fritillary caterpillars and I'm going to work really hard this year to keep them in check so they don't devour the vines this year.

Passion Flower

Passion Flower