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PLANT ITINERARIES: Manzanitas

Little apples… Arctostaphylos… árktos means “bear”… staphulḗ a “bunch of grapes”… a genus comprising the manzanitas and bearberries… Bell shaped flowers… sinuous smooth branching… dramatic showy bark… wild beauties!

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CEANOTHUS ITINERARIES: Ray Hartman

Plant Itineraries… California Natives… local species… Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’ originated by chance in 1929 at the Leonard Coates Nurseries in Morgan Hill… in our backyard now 🙂 A hybrid of Ceanothus arboreus and Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. griseus that was collected … Continue reading

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CELEBRATE: Bloomings from Sunnyvale!

It was a joy to have a request for flower cards… send flowers… love! HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A PEACEFUL NEW YEAR!

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PLANT ITINERARIES: California Buckwheat

Eriogonum fasciculatum ‘Warriner Lytle’ that is… welcome to our butterfly garden!

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WEEKEND WISH: Santa Cruz

From the redwood forest… nesting woods… Painted Barrels… forest bathe… Seep Zone… to the beach… wharf… Santa Cruz Blues… a weekend wish fulfilled!

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5.TULUM: Pueblo

Morning waves… Tulum Pueblo… Taqueria Honorio… Museo de la Cultura Maya Park… Tourist Info… food trucks after 6PM… Cenotes… Yaxmuul… fruits… rainstorm… Back to the sea ranch… afternoon sand waves… Turtle Beach… Lingering clouds Playful waves Slow travel Colorful day … Continue reading

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PLANT ITINERARIES: Yarrows

The long and winding road to loving Achillea millefolium… as a canvas… for butterflies… learning begins… on a non-native foot… a bright yellow gift… Moonshine… on to the common yarrow to fill in a meadow… with butterflies… Black Butte… Lost … Continue reading

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PLANT ITINERARIES: Desert Eve & Jelly Bean

Desert Eve™ Deep Rose Yarrow… Jelly Bean™ Gold Monkeyflower… you know, for the butterflies… wish-adding the Red for a sunny border… Yellow for a splash of joy… still looking at Achillea millefolium ‘Island Pink’… wary of the watering shade combination… … Continue reading

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EDIBLE ITINERARIES: Wild Strawberries and Hibiscus Jamaica

Hmmm… edible groundcover… wild strawberries… Alexandria… with a TEA surprise… Hibiscus Roselle Jamaica 🙂

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FRUIT ITINERARIES: Gold Citruses

Last gold touch… California Goldfields… Clementine… Yuzu! A few recent plant memories… Achillea millefolium ‘Rosa Maria’… Fragaria vesca ‘Montana De Oro’…

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