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Growing California Wildflowers

Arroyo Lupine, Baby Blue-eyes, Purple Owls Clover and Tidy-tips   Some of the loveliest wildflowers in the world come from Californ...

Current Photos of Mother Nature's Backyard

 We got 2.0 inches of rain last week - our first of the season. Everything looks fresh and seedlings and bulbs are showing signs of life. Plenty of birds - even butterflies - in the gardens.  These pictures are from 1/13/2018 and 1/14/2018.  

Bulbs coming up in some of the bulb pots.

Something (coyote?) knocked over our fountain and broke it.

Wild hyacinth (Blue dicks) are naturalizing nicely from seed & bulb.

Typical colors for a January garden.

Cliff aster (Malcothrix saxatilis) is bright green this time of year.

Western Fence Lizard likes the new lizard habitat.

Look forward to annual wildflowers in the Pollinator Garden.

Lots of seedlings, mostly good!

Late afternoon, Mother Nature's Backyard.

Goldfinch gets a drink.

Arroyo lupine seedling.
New growth on some of the plants in the Garden of Health.

For a slideshow of Mother Nature's Backyard from 2012 to 2017 see: http://www.slideshare.net/cvadheim/mnby-through-the-years













































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