A couple of days ago I posted some photos of the flowers blooming in my own garden. I've been roaming around the neighborhood, astounded at how many plants are blooming here in the middle of January. Here are some more photos of what's up in Santa Cruz this January.
Camelia & Lipstick sage
Hydrangea (really!) & Trumpet Vine, great for hummingbirds
Purple sage and Geranium
Yellow daisies and Magnolia trees
Little unknown purple shrub (?) & Rock Rose
Azelea and a purple daisy
Datura (trumpet vine) and some flowering shrub
White daisies (margaritas) and Pink Roses
Bouganvillea and Agapanthus
Primrose and Hibiscus
Blue ground cover and Yellow Day Lily
There are so many more, but this is more than enough for now! This may someday help me when I'm trying to plan a garden and wondering what plants have good color in winter time!