Tag Archives: In Bloom

Petal Drop LA (02) – The Jacaranda Edition

Something magical happened the last weekend in May. A Cemex concrete plant was converted into a jacaranda blossom processing factory and a mysterious message appeared along the LA River. A few smaller scale vignettes were sprinkled between the two main sites. As this … Continue reading

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Sierra Madre *Wistaria Festival

I’ve lived here most of my life and have never had a chance to get to the Wistaria Festival in Sierra Madre – until today! It only happens one day each year. The single plant, which is more than 100 … Continue reading

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The Plants are Confused

This weather is not what we expect in January and it’s not doing us any favors, either. We could really use some rain, but there’s none in sight. Meanwhile, the plants are confused. These Kniphofia, or “Red Hot Pokers” usually … Continue reading

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Scenes from the Venice Garden Tour, May 2013

The Annual Venice Garden Tour was May 4th — almost a month ago. Yes, that is how long it takes me to download a few photos from my camera. It was a gorgeous day, spent with some favorite friends, with … Continue reading

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Chasmanthe with Choresia Trunk

It’s Chasmanthe season again (at Offramp Gallery).

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Epiphyllum Bloom

They appear infrequently on a rather homely looking plant and last only about one day, but Epiphyllum blooms are spectacular.

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Magnolia Season

These are erupting all over town. Pretty cheerful for what passes as the middle of winter in Southern California.  

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