Magnificent Magnolia

Two years ago I picked this Magnolia Felix Jury as the center piece for an old friend’s backyard. Today marks the first time that this tree is showing what it can do. Each glowing pink blossum is more than 8″ across, regally perched on the tips of branches. Their color, form, and texture are just […]

Signs of new year

Officially this winter is still not over, as proven by the thick layer of frost on the roof last night (2/5), but many flowers are already in full action. Quite a few also bring great fragrance, no doubt to entice the chill-braving pollinators.

Golden Trumpet Tree

From my neighborhood park. She was known as Tabebuia chrysotricha but is now Handroanthus c. just because of some extra minute hairs on the leaves and flowers. Job well done, petty botanists!

Kilmarnock Willow

Salix caprea ‘Pendula’ @ Yamagami Nursery – Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone Location:E El Camino Real,Mountain View,United States