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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day


Help! Need positive identification.

Aeonium arboreum

Schlumbergera bridgesii

Euphorbia martinii 'Tiny Tim'

Rosmarinus officinalis

Crassula pubescens subsp. radicans

Fuchsia thymifolia

Here’s what’s blooming in our garden for Garden Blogger Bloom Day. The fuchsia doesn’t stop. There are tons of trees in bloom everywhere right now too. Spring has sprung in February. I feel a wee bit guilty knowing there are masses who have to wait until April/May to start gardening. February and March were like torture for me when I lived in Wisconsin. The rent’s a little higher in San Francisco, but it’s worth it :)

-Megan Far Out Flora


  1. Don’t feel too guilty – one of the nice things about living somewhere snow laden is that it helps you appreciate spring that much more. That said, I’m in Albuquerque and never want to live somewhere cold again – lol!

    Your photos are great. I wish Fuchsia would grow here – it’s too dry.

  2. aloha,

    what a celebration for bloom day, i love the succulent show your giving today….maybe since i’m partial to aeoniums and crassulas also. I enjoyed reading your beautiful post today:)

  3. is that first plant some type of graptopetalum?

  4. That first one might be some sort of graptoveria? I will look it up. That bloom is fairly distinctive.

  5. Like you I sorta have some guilt about having flowers this time of year, but think of the warm summer doldrums when some of the gardens that are under snow right now will be dusting the California gardeners with all their flowers… Actually your aeoniums seem to be a little ahead of the ones down here in the southern part of the state. Very cool plants.

  6. They all look so happy and healthy – love yr plants!

  7. Good choice to live where spring comes early. Really good choice to live where fuchsias grow easily. Happy Bloom Day.

  8. The aeonium arborium is wonderful -the tiny stalks emerging from between the “petals” look other-worldly. Thank you for visiting my blog today and for leaving a comment!

  9. Oops, forgot to answer your question: I think there’s no change in the flavor of Rosmarinus officinalis when it blooms. But I wouldn’t use the blooming stems for flavoring if you want the standard rosemary flavor. Pick the ones that are new and green. Happy cooking!

  10. Thanks for checking on the grapto-something Rene. The flowers are adorable!


  11. If it was only higher rent that would bring spring sooner. At least us unfortunate “late bloomers” can enjoy gardens like yours vicariously. Thanks for the pick me up on this dreary snowy winter day in upstate Ny

  12. Far out! I really like your take on the Rosemary, and the tiny Crassula by the fence is darling.

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