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Flowering Now: Magnolia grandiflora

The Magnolia grandiflora are blooming here in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles again. This scene caught my eye on a recent walk through the neighborhood. See an extensive album of Magnolia grandiflora photos from 2013 See a video photo montage of Magnolia grandiflora photos from 2013 From Wikipedia… Magnolia grandiflora, commonly known as […]

Flowering Now: Gardenia – beautiful flowers and scent

I love the scent of gardenia, even if it can be a bit overpowering at times. This plant in my garden is  stalwart companion and blooms several times each year. I snip off blooms and float them in a small bowl of water here i the house. It perfumes the entire room and beyond. The […]

Flowering Now: Calochortus superbus (Superb mariposa lily) – California Native

A few months ago I purchased this Calochortus superbus bulb at at meeting the California Native Plant Society. Native plants aren’t my typical choice for garden plants, but I loved the look of these flowers when I saw them during the speaker’s slide show, so I picked up one for myself and one for a […]