Friday, January 13, 2006

What's Blooming in the Neighborhood

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!


Rexroth's Daughter said...

Color in winter? Now there's a concept! I had forgotten about agapanthas. Those are all over Santa Cruz. We do have heather growing here and some pansies!

Thanks for the tour!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim..very interesting history of the Howells. I am trying to track down any descendant of the William Huntting Howell (Jr.?) who married a Elizabeth Hanna (dau. of author Chas. A. Hanna). I am trying to find out what happened to all of Charles Hanna's historical research, if it was donated to some public library somewhere. If you are in contact with any relative who would know if the Hanna papers are in a public repository, please let me know at

Thanks so much.