Archive for the ‘Gardens’ Category

Nigella

Friday, May 8th, 2020

Nigella

Nigella

Nigella

Nigella

Nigella


Cactus and Callistemon Flowers

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

When I purchased the Callistemon, the plant ID stated the flowers would be yellow. Not keen on the brilliant red, but bees and hummingbirds seem to be attracted to the flowers.

Bottlebrush

One of many bees enjoying the Callistemon (bottlebrush).

Callistemon (bottlebrush)
Callistemon

Callistemon

Seed Pods
Callistemon

Bottlebrush

From a different Callistemon that was pruned and is not yet blooming.

More Cactus Flowers
Cactus Flowers


Salix Catkins

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

Willow

Willow

Willow

Willow

Willow


Trapped Cactus

Friday, May 1st, 2020

7:00 am

Trapped Cactus

7:00 pm

Trapped Cactus

Trapped Cactus

Trapped Cactus


Cactus Flowers

Monday, April 27th, 2020

Cactus Flowers


Blue Flowers

Saturday, April 25th, 2020

Cerinthe

Cerinthe

Iris

Iris

Nigella

Nigella

Passion Vine

Passion Vine

Tragopogon porrifolius

Tragopogon porrifolius


Nasturtium and Poppies

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Nasturtium
Nasturtium

Nasturtium

Poppies
Poppy

Poppy

Poppy


Red-Breasted Nuthatch

Monday, April 13th, 2020

A new visitor has been coming to our bird feeder. Difficult to take a photo because it doesn’t stay still very long and is too far away.

The bird quickly enters the bird feeder, snags a seed, exits, and flies into the oak or pine trees.

Red-Breasted Nuthatch

We built the bird feeder out of a wire-coated basket and some scrap wood. We hoped the wire would keep out the squirrels.

Squirrel in bird feeder

Squirrel in bird feeder

Today I was able to capture a photo of the visitor, not a great one. But it was good enough that I could use it to identify the bird.

Red-Breasted Nuthatch

Red-Breasted Nuthatch

Audubon

Canadian Wildlife Federation, Hinterland Who’s Who

Las Pilitas Nursery–California Native Plants


Succulent Garden After the Rain

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Trapped Cactus Bud

Untrapped Cactus, One of Three Buds


Torn Succulent Leaf with Plantlets

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

I was cleaning a garden and found this torn leaf. How did it get torn?

Torn Leaf Plantlets

Torn Leaf Plantlets

This leaf appears to have been eaten.

Holey Leaf

Holey Leaf