Here it is the end of January and I’ve just realized flowers are blooming in Irvine. There are a half dozen small gardenia bushes next to the patio. Last week they began popping pink and white.
We haven’t had rain in a very long time. Authorities say there’s no need for restrictions… yet. I water two minutes every other day. It works.
There are buds on my scrawny plum tree. It can’t be far behind.
I took out my phone to shoot a few pics while taking a walk through the neighborhood yesterday. More flowers up. These I didn’t recognize.
The first is a grass–I guess. Small, delicate white flowers on top. The leaves have black dots inside.
The second is a bush with a red bloom. Helaine was curious to reach out and touch one. “Soft,” she said.
If you know the name for either, let me know.
It’s all different. Everything I know about plants and vegetables no longer counts.
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The white & pink flowers looks like azaleas. It is difficult to determine the other flowers, since I closer picture of them.
First and second flowers (white and purple) are here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietes They are African iris.
Red ones are the Bottlebrush Plant – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callistemon
White ones are Azaleas.
All grow in CT, but in Spring.
Greetings from frigid Bridgewater, CT.
Pink ones are also Azaleas,