Ruth Bancroft Garden
For you, dear readers, I ventured into deepest suburbia today to bring you pictures from the lovely Bancroft Garden.
This is the land called Walnut Creek.
Were you here when I visited the Ruth Bancroft Garden last time? It was June then, now it's December. What does it look like now?
More leaves on the ground, but that Tecoma stans is still covered with yellow flowers six months later. No, that's not Tecoma, it's Senna bicapsularis. This was not blooming in June.
Leucospermum. No, I don't think that's right either.
Brachychiton discolor for sale.
They've got frost structures up already. You can see them in the background. Apparently, the suburbs get frost from December through March.
Frost isn't a problem for the giant agaves.
Of which there are many.
I guess it can be a problem for Beschornea tho' (right?) We're inside a frost shelter here.
Trichostema lanatum, Lamiaceae. One of my favorite natives.
Short-lived. The one looks like it's nearing the end. The foliage smells nice and the flowers attract bees.
Another southwestern desert native native, Cercidium floridum. Palo Verde.
We'll come back in the spring to see it in bloom.
This is my favorite picture for today:
at 6:16 PM