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Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Bling

March 19, 2013 by Megan | 6 Comments

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

I keep finding good pics from our trip back to Wisconsin last May. We hit up almost all of our favorite plant places including The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (it’s all California natives and all awesome). It was foggy when we visited, so the poppies weren’t open. I think that purple-blue plant is Penstemon heterophyllus, but I’m not 100% sure.

Salvia leucophylla

Hurray for California native Salvias!

Salvia spathacea

Just for fun I’ve been checking out Ceanothus varities online, since I want to plant one when we move back. I think ‘Kurt Zadnik’ might be the one. I like this description from Yerba Buena Nursery,“The same species as ‘Carmel Creeper’, this selection differs in having a slightly smaller leaf, brilliant midnight purple flowers, and in that it has not been planted over thousands of acres of the state. ”

Mimulus and more!

 

Even more Mimulus

Pretty sure this looker is ‘Pamela’ but not 100%. I’ve been starting a list of CA native plants we’re going to need in my head.

Agave shawii

Another cute little reasonably sized agave I’ve always liked.

Phacelia sp.

Hot, hot Heuchera ‘Canyon Delight’

That’s it for now, but did you notice I didn’t include our all time favorite CA native succulent that starts with D? It’s coming soon.

July 14, 2010
by Megan
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July Bloom Day

It’s that special time of the month where we post a bunch of pictures of plants blooming in the backyard. Check out May Dreams Gardens for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day to see what’s blooming all over the world. Here’s what … Continue reading

June 14, 2010
by Megan
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Happy June Bloom Day!

Hurray for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day! We’ve got some good stuff blooming right now. I had some Mimulus back in Wisconsin. I remember it being a pain in the neck to deadhead. It still is… I never really knew what … Continue reading