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Current Photos of Mother Nature's Backyard

Spring with an occasional hint of summer in the gardens right now.  We've had a bit of unseasonably cool weather, which allowed us to get in one last watering. Spectacular right now are Yarrow, the California everlasting, the Blue elderberry, the Huecheras, Cliff aster, Wooly bluecurls, California verbena and some of the later spring bulbs. These pictures are from 5/12 and 5/13/2018. 
Blue elderberry is almost a tree!

Firecracker flower (Dichelostema ida-maia) - a native corm

Cliff aster (Malacothrix saxatilis) is in full bloom!

Elegant clarkia and Hooker's evening primrose: Bie Havn garden

Sprays of California everlasting in front of Laurel sumac.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolia) adds white to the Garden of Health.

the Garden of Health is lush this time of year.

Heartleaf keckiella (Keckiella cordifolia) will one day cover the wall.

Love the color of Sticky monkeyflower!

California verbena with Narrowleaf bedstraw (pale yellow)

Wooly bluecurls is star of the Garden of Health right now.
For a slideshow of Mother Nature's Backyard from 2012 to 2017 see: https://www.slideshare.net/cvadheim/mnby-through-the-years-90390413
For a slideshow of Mother Nature's Garden of Health from 2014-2017 see: https://www.slideshare.net/cvadheim/mngoh-through-the-years













































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