Category Archives: Plants

JOSHUA TREE IN FULL BLOOM

SUMMER BRINGS BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS ON THE JOSHUA TREE AT LA JOLLA COVE.  The blooms are high up & many visitors walk right underneath them never even seeing them.  The waxy flowers with a tinge of green in the center on a gigantic flower stalk are stunning.  Take a moment to enjoy the beauty around us.

GOLDEN CALIFORNIA POPPIES

CALIFORNIA POPPIES BLOOM BY THE ROADSIDES & SIDEWALKS NOW IN ALL THEIR WILD & SUNNY BEAUTY.  

PURPLE ORCHID TREE

PURPLE ORCHID TREE – December in San Diego brings streets are lined with blooming Purple Orchid Trees (bauhinia purpurea), which originated in Asia, South China & Japan. These trees are drought tolerant. The purple orchid flowers are gorgeous & the leaves are shaped like butterflies!  If you look at a branch of this tree, the leaves really do look like butterflies!