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California Lilac

The closest thing we have to real lilacs in California is Ceanothus. It doesn’t have the heavenly fragrance, but the color is quite beautiful, especially at sunset. . . . The plants in the background? Echium, another favorite. Great weekend, … Continue reading

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Echium

I’d almost forgotten one of my favorite California plants, Echium, or Pride of Madeira. They’re in bloom right now and the blue-violet color amazes me every time I see them. . . . Close-up: Did you find the bee? I … Continue reading

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Brandywine Valley

More on our little getaway to Brandywine Valley, PA. Aren’t these tree blossoms lovely? I’ve never seen them before and thus can’t identify them. I pretty much know most of the plant names on the East Coast, but this one … Continue reading

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