Pacific Coast Gardening forum: Blooming in April.....

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 2, 2017 3:24 PM CST
Magnolia stellata at the Brookings Botanical Garden yesterday...

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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Apr 2, 2017 4:07 PM CST
Lovely!
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 2, 2017 6:56 PM CST
I thought so also....one of those things I always meant to plant and just never did....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Cat Lover Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Region: California Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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tarev
Apr 3, 2017 3:38 PM CST
That is beautiful..looks so serene Lovey dubby

Blooming this April:
Lampranthus Pink Kaboom
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Pel crispum 'Prince Rupert'
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Pel hortorum 'Pink Happy Thought' - I thought I will lose this plant last winter, glad it has recovered and in bloom:
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Sedum mexicanum
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Ornithogalum dubium
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 9, 2017 11:29 AM CST
The Violets are in flower.....I don't know 'which' Violets these are. My neighbor down in Fallbrook had a whole field of them, naturalized through the years, and the same in Iowa when I was there. The first year that I was there, my friend, Candace, and I made Violet Jelly. These are 'tighter' growing that I have here, smaller. They multiply rapidly and I'm transplanting to other borders, these are right at the front of the house, foundation planting that had been overgrown with grass.

The Salvia / Pineapple Sage was out of flower only briefly and has now come back to thrill the Hummers...protected in a large tub against the East wall...
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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Apr 9, 2017 4:32 PM CST
Pretty display of violets! We get those weedy little ones here occasionally, but if they bloom it must be beneath the leaves because I never see them. Salvia is looking good!
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 13, 2017 6:00 PM CST
The Ceanothus Dark Star has really come into its own this year...and my little Johnny Jump Up, still hanging in there through 85 inches of rain, many, many frosts...

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And the Cooconut Geranium ! Never grew this lush in SoCal, thriving right through a tough Winter, even put out a few volunteers...



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The Sensation Lilac...soon !


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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Apr 13, 2017 7:04 PM CST
Love the Ceanothus! They don't do very well here though.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 13, 2017 8:43 PM CST
I just never got around to them down in FB...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Apr 14, 2017 5:21 PM CST
They probably did well there, but the bloom period is rather brief. We had some in a planter at work, but they never bloomed.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Cat Lover Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Region: California Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Composter Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener
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tarev
Apr 22, 2017 10:38 AM CST
Perfect timing to bloom from Phal Baldan's Kaleidoscope Hurray! Happy Earth Day!

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 22, 2017 12:48 PM CST
Cistus salviifolius...I really like this cistus. This is the prostrate form, planted on a nice bank, I've planted the upright form....

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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Cat Lover Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Region: California Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Composter Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener
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tarev
Apr 23, 2017 9:41 PM CST
Phal Baldan's Kaleidoscope in bloom! Always fun to have something blooming indoors Hurray!


Now these ones are not mine, found them on our church's sidewalk garden. Love the colorful mat of colors! Very eye catching!
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 23, 2017 9:53 PM CST
All pretty colors !
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Cat Lover Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Region: California Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Composter Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener
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tarev
Apr 24, 2017 10:24 PM CST
Not my flowers again, but these flowers, I think they are roses climbing nicely on the fence. This is inside the private garden of Mrs. Ruth Bancroft in Walnut Creek as we headed towards her iris garden, when we visited there last Saturday:

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And of course her lovely iris garden:
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 24, 2017 11:02 PM CST
Nice way to spend the day...we lived in Martinez / Pleasant Hill for several years, years ago and I never did go to the Bancroft Garden !...dumb, OTOH, I was quite busy chasing my son around then...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 28, 2017 7:22 PM CST
Things are waking up...

Very first flower on the Cistus 'Sunset'...


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Cistus Skanbergii waking up, has a few flowers...



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Lilac Sensation...



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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Apr 28, 2017 7:34 PM CST
Love the Lilac! One of the things I can only wish and remember in this zone. Those so called southern ones just aren't even close.
I have lots of stuff blooming, but haven't had the time for pictures. Maybe tomorrow.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 28, 2017 7:37 PM CST
Everything here is bursting now...all that rain and then warmth...spent the day with the weedeater mostly, more of that to do yet tomorrow...am enbarassment of riches !
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Apr 30, 2017 4:24 PM CST
The Raphiolepis across the front of the house was spectacular after all the rains, but has gone to seed and was over the window, so time to prune. While I was doing that, I kept looking at the bougainvilla so took a break, then did that until the breeze starts blowing it all over the park. Too late to drag out the ladder, so I took pictures.

Bougainvilla, rosa tabu, rosa brandy, with purple daylily, California poppies, grape poppies, Borage, dwarf Alstromeria peeking through , another daylily , Arctotis, and sweet alyssum. There's even a single bloom on a red Mum!
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Pots to come

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