OH WOW I love the photos. The flowers that you have in your garden are so totally different from the kind that we have over here. I love looking at them.
PLeeeeeeeeease can we have some more ??? please can we???
Nice. So how big are the fuzzy bulbs in the last picture? They look pretty cool.
I love Bouganvilla
It is so much fun to look at your pictures because I recognize some plants from this area. And I recognized my tecomaria capensis! it is the orange pic, the one before the last one, I planted 3 of them about 6 years ago. Isn't this fun!
Naomi, I love all your photos and the wonderful descriptuions of your cacti, but I still like the "buttons" the best. They look so soft and fuzzy.
At our old house we had a huge lantana bush that just kept growing! It was pretty red, yellow and orange.
I like the look of bougenvilla but it is SUCH a mess if you have a pool.
Michele sent me today.
What beautiful plants. Thanks for sharing a glimpse at them. We have a big wooded lot across the street from us. I often think it'd have been work tossing in a few wildflower seeds if nothing else. Now there's talk about a house going up in the space though so I suppose I've missed my chance. It sure would have been nice to see some flora out my window though!
Thanks for visiting earlier. ;)
Oh lovely pictures. You make me want to buy some cacti, though I've never had good luck with them. Probably over watered them! I had a jade plant too. I think they are really beautiful when they are so thick and bushy! But it also died, again I think from too much water.
Michele sent me again your way to look at these beautiful pics!
They may be called wild but to me they are beautiful.
What a gorgeous flowers and plants, Naomi! Love all them! You made a great job and your photos are beautiful, too!
Hi, I just wanted to come over and thank you for visiting my site. Love these pictures. I'm going to read more as I'm trying to plan new flowers for the garden that hubby made me for valentine's day. Those orange flowers are gorgeous and I want to see if they will work in my climate. Beautiful!
Sweet pictures. Any more like that & I'll need to go out and buy more cacti!
The wild plant of the southeast that chokes out everything in its path is.... the Kudzu. I had never seen any before moving from Oklahoma to Mississippi. In the summer it drapes everything, even telephone wires across the highway and in winter the dead brown leaves cover the embankments along the roads. I don't see it so much here in Virginia. It is fun to hear about similar "wild" plants that are succulents... who'd of thought.
what a lovely post. i spent a lot of time in la between '99 and 2002. one of the things i loved the most was the flowers and the scent in the air (we always stayed in santa monica). i miss it a lot, but get a 'feeling' of it sometimes here on a warm spring day... this was a beautiful reminder. thank you.
and thanks for visiting earlier*
the rosea is lovely!! reminds me of sea anemones! and how i'm going to miss my bougainvillia...i've got 2 varieties i absolutely love, barbara karst & james dean. they're great.
thanks, once again, for the lovely walk through the 'hood! :)
these are brilliant picture! it always amazed me the beauty of cactii blooms. its a neat surprise!
I love how you planted them across the street to pretty up the scene. It speaks volumes about your character: always looking out for others.
How do you get such wonderful pictures? Floral photography is a crap shoot on the best of days, yet your pictures always look like they came out of a studio. Amazing!
I love the cape honeysuckle (or as mar called them "tecomaria capensis". They plants get sooooo huge, it's amazing.
I love all these photos, so beautiful.
Nice entry. Glad I stumbled across your blog. Love the fact that you name them too!
Will come back.
Ohhhh, don't touch that cactus. It will get you before you know it. Cactus is beautiful when is blooms in the spring.
Those are all such beautiful flowers. The Euphorbia looks like they're made of fragile wood. And the Rosea looks like its made of straw. The color of both are so beautiful, they just scream SPRING!
And I was so excited today because the first crocuses appeared in our side garden. Finally the snow is all gone and the ground seems to be unfrozen, so maybe I'll edge the perennial beds this weekend.
Your garden is so beautiful. But what is across the street? An empty lot or some person that just lets you garden in their yard?
I love to look at those pictures. You just take such awesome pics! I thought maybe the "unidentified" red plant was Indian Paintbrush, but upon closer inspection, it's not. I love to grow plants from cuttings. I hated to leave my few, but well-loved and tended, houseplants in the states when we left. I will have to start all over again when we go back...sigh.
Michele sent me!
Hi Oldoldlady. Here in Plymouth Euphorbia (also known as spurge) grows like a weed. I spent all my time in my old garden pulling it out as I couldn't stand it! Perhaps it needs a wetter climate to grow more quickly. Thanks for visiting my Sheweevil blog.
Another great set of photos, could I make a suggestion? I'd love to see you wander a bit further afield and show us some of the countryside around LA or perhaps some sea/coastal shots!
What do you think, go on?
Michele and Sheweevil sent me - thanks for your comments on the above!!
I love to see the pictures of your flowers and I don't know the names of many flowers...but I still love to look at them. We have a little purple leaved weed with tiny blue flowers that grows like a ground cover...it is beautiful...So weeds are pretty to.
I work in a green house and I just planted a whack of Lantana yesterday! Such beautiful pics, Naomi! Glad Michele sent me back.
Magnificent photobotany. I hope to do some floral still life paintings this spring, and I'm rarin' to get outside and do some landscapes. Not many succulents in my neck of the woods, however. The weather back east is just about right~,:^)
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