Far Out Flora

February Bloom Day

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Cerinthe retorta

Cerinthe retorta

It’s Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day over at May Dreams Gardens.  I just can’t get enough of this Cerinthe retorta.  It started blooming about October and never has looked back.  I think we are going to need to figure out how/when to collect the seeds for this guy.

Primula auricula ‘Angelo Hayes’

Primula auricula ‘Angelo Hayes’

This Primula auricula ‘Angelo Hayes’ is adorable.  Megan has been on board with Primulas, but they’re still brand new to me.  Want to drool over some more Primulas, check out Growing with Plants.

Aristolochia californica

Aristolochia californica - California Pipevine.

Our California Pipevine (Aristolochia californica) has been kicking out these pitcher flower-esque blooms.  It’s one of those plants that bloom before it leafs out.  Soon, the whole vine is going to be loaded.

Aeonium arboreum 'Atropurpureum'

Aeonium arboreum 'Atropurpureum'

What would Far Out Flora be without a little succulent action?  After a full roll of film (joking…we shoot digital), Megan caught a bee loving the yellow florescence on this Aeonium arboreum.  Pretty certain this succulent came to us as a cutting, and think it may be the ‘Atropurpureum’.

Senecio rowleyanus - String of Pearls

Senecio rowleyanus - String of Pearls

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?  Senecio rowleyanus, that’s who.

Daffodil

Daffodil

Our daffodil has poked its head out, it’s officially spring.

Euphorbia martinii 'Tiny Tim'

Euphorbia martinii 'Tiny Tim'

Year two and this Euphorbia martinii ‘Tiny Tim’ is still alive.  I feel that since we got rid of the mounds of baby tears, this guy is doing a lot better.  Go ahead…see it drowning in baby tears.

Tillandsia ionantha

Tillandsia ionantha

Stepping inside a moment, check out Mr. Tillandsia ionantha (we think).  Not sure why, but it doesn’t have the striking red leave tips like it did last year.

Gilia tricolor - Birds Eyes

Gilia tricolor - Birds Eyes

Birds Eyes (Gilia tricolor) is one of our new California Natives.  We just planted it from a 4 inch pot, and it’s already flowering.  Sweet.

Sedum

Sedum

Matti’s fascination with sedums continues with this workhorse.  Okay, taking a closer look at the pic, you can’t really see the foliage on the sedum…but it’s there.

– Far Out Flora

17 Comments

  1. I love the sedate, adult colors of the cerinthe, the pipevine, the primula! Well, the other colors aisn’t so bad either… Happy bloomday!

  2. You have some lovely flowers blooming in your mild climate, I adore the Aeonium. There is something slightly strange about seeing a daffodil – which I expect to start blooming in my own garden any day now – alongside more exotic looking flowers that I couldn’t expect until summer! Love the cerinthe, gorgeous colour.

  3. Fun to see all the colorful flowers in CA. Happy GBBD, Carolyn

  4. Lovely pictures. It is wonderful to see that there is spring out there somewhere! Here we are still buried knee deep in snow.

    • We know the feeling as were transplanted here from Wisconsin. Right about now, we would be combing over every single seed / plant catalog that came our way. I do recall starting some seeds inside about February, and setting up a succulent growing area for winter playing / doing cuttings.

  5. I love the pictures. I just love the first picture I want one.

    • That Cerinthe retorta is a cool plant, and hard to find (I believe Annie’s Annuals is one of the few places to get it). We definitely want to try to collect some seeds off that baby and see if we can spread a little love later this spring.

  6. I just love these plants – they’re definitely far out! wonderful pictures. I’d dearly like to get some succulents growing in my garden. The gophers are all for it too. Unfortunately!

  7. aloha,

    what a beautiful walk through your garden this morning, i love that cerinth also,very unusual. the primula is also a standout!

    thanks for sharing this today

  8. I am not familiar with many of your plants, except the daffodil of course. That photo of the Aeonium arboreum is just wonderful, capturing the bee enjoying it! What a lovely array of blooms you have!

  9. Oh. My. What lovely blooms! I think I’m moving to CA.

  10. You have much in bloom. I love your Aeonium, it is such a pretty flower, but your shot of it is really pretty.

  11. Okay, now I’m sold on that cerinthe. And the aristolochia. Primulas are allergic to me, so it’s nice to see them enjoyed by others since they’re such cool plants. Happy bloom day, you two!

  12. I do love the sedums and all your blossoms. Happy Bloom Day.

  13. Wow! Now those are some far out blooms! Great shots! That cerinthe is outrageous! Wonder if it grows down here.

  14. I love all the colors in that last picture, I think I found my inspiration for this year’s sedum container!

  15. Everything looks so beautiful! I love your aeonium bloom. I have my first one this year. And the last pot of succulents is yummy!

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