The Acacia dealbata are blooming throughout the neighborhood, causing our allergies to flare up (I get the nasal drip, my husband gets the itchy eyes and sneezing). So although these flowering trees are beautiful and remind me of Dr. Seuss, I’d love to cut them all down. I could have used more fresh air and less of this flora on my walk this morning!
These cacti are growing in a neighbor’s yard about a half mile away. They have the most impressive collection of cacti and succulents I’ve ever seen. It’s truly beautiful. I’ve been admiring their garden for the last three years and finally met them over the weekend. As we were talking, they gave me two new aeoniums to add to my garden! The branches had fallen on the ground and new roots were forming. I planted them as soon as I arrived home and so far, they’re looking like they might make it.
These oranges are in another neighbor’s yard, the same one that has the Magnolia tree and flowering quince from last Friday. You can see the flowering quince still in bloom in the background. This is yet another yard I admire. They have a large vegetable garden in one area, citrus, apple and ornamental trees in another area, a variety of native shrubs and flowers scattered amongst the trees and no lawn whatsoever. It’s lovely. And it won’t be long before the thousands of California poppies growing throughout their garden begin to bloom. I can hardly wait!
This is the fourth “Friday Flora & Fresh Air” post I’ve written and although it may seem dorky, I enjoy photographing what’s in bloom in our yard, and in our neighborhood – in real time. It helps me learn new plants, it keeps my memory sharp and it’ll make a useful record that I can refer to in the future. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Have a wonderful weekend!