San Diego Botanic Garden used to be called Quail Botanical Gardens. The name was changed a few years ago, but I still think of it as Quail Gardens. When we were there, a man told us there are now actual quail running around the gardens, but there weren’t any before the name change. We didn’t see any of the birds, but we did find some great-looking plants:
I don’t know how many types of succulents there are, but I have a feeling most of them are in this garden.
I’ve grown calla lilies before (they grow like weeds in California) but never saw this much green on the petals.
All these years I thought passion flowers were only purplish blue.
Giant Dutchman’s Pipe is rather strange-looking, isn’t it?
The garden has a cool lookout
where you can see the ocean and feel the sea breezes:
On the walkway to the lookout you’ll encounter these yellow beauties:
I love the riotous colors in the blooms of this bromeliad.
That old standby, heliotrope, is for sale in the garden shop.
How great is the patina on this?
I was so surprised to see African tulip trees like the ones in Hawaii, because I’ve never seen them anywhere else in San Diego.
These are a little redder than the blossoms in Maui, and the yellow border is more pronounced.
The botanic garden is pretty big, so I’ll be taking more photos in the future.
Hope your week’s going well so far. . . .