Desert Wildflowers - A LensBaby Collage A few desert wildflowers for week 15 of 52 Weeks for 2019. All were photographed with a LensBaby Velvet 56. Lately early morning is about the only time to photograph flowers outside because the wind has been blowing nearly every day making attempting macro or close up shots of these delicate beauties a challenge. Top left Tidy Tips, top right Phacelia, bottom left Gillia (I think, the flower is so tiny - about ½” or less. This could also be Fillaree but no seed pods so looking back at the photos I can’t ...
Happy Earth Day! The Earth is what we all have in common (Wendell Berry). Here are my 5 thoughts about our Earth in our current climate: 1. How will plants adapt to our increasingly warm climate? Will we have more photorespiration? How will this effect agriculture? 2. We are loosing biodiversity every day. 3. Everyone knows that plants are master adapters and chemists, but how will climate change affect the phenology of our native plants and our native pollinators? 4. How will native plants range/distribution change with climate change? Some plants may persist but others may ...
Medicinal Plant Walk with Will Broen. Saturday, April 27 10-1pm. Join Herbalist and Plant Guide Will Broen for this three hour hike through the gardens learning about native plants and their traditional and healing properties. #rsabg
I had to go a little off trail to take this picture, but I spotted a patch of these showy penstemon blooming over the weeend and wanted to get a picture. So I traversed what was likely a coyote path for a hundred feet to get to them. They are quite tall plants and pretty spectacular looking. I got some neat pictures of them last year with the city in the background, which you can see on my site https://iloveGriffithPark.com #showypenstemon#penstemonspectabilis
New growth is so exciting! I interpret it as a sign of hope. This is Louis Edmunds Manzanita and it loves growing alongside the driveway with no supplemental irrigation. Below is a groundcover form, Monterey Carpet. #manzanita#arctostaphylos
This past weekend I enjoyed mother nature's beauty, from strolling along calm beaches to secluded forests. A true respite from my usual city life that only nature can provide. We must endeavour to keep it that way as we celebrate #earthdayeveryday 🌎❤ Note: no flowers were harmed in taking this cheesy photo, the path was just below the photo frame.
From a native Iris under an oak tree... Happy Earth Day!! 🌳☀️🌎 She’s worth celebrating, & worth fighting for. 🌴💐🌵🌊🌿 ✨On another note & also awesome, Vanilla Lavender Whipped Body Butter is back in the Shop!!!✨ 🌺👉🏼 WildSageFarms.etsy.com🌻 #wildsagefarms#earthday
This is a cool plant. It's Pink Fairy Duster, a Calliandra. It's a California native, drought tolerant, fixes nitrogen, and attracts beneficial insects and hummingbirds. When I bought it not long ago it was just a six-inch-tall stick. I'm happy to see it growing these tiny, adorable, mimosa-like leaves. #permacultureplants#permaculture
First solo backpacking trip in the backcountry over the weekend. It was epic!!! Two nights, hiked to Spruce Grove Camp, summited Wilson and then to Devore and back. Gorgeous weather, beautiful blooms, wish I could have kept going another few days, but back to work! Thank you to all of my wonderful friends and family who are supportive of my wilderness endeavors, I am grateful to you! And to any skeptics who think it’s not safe for a woman to be out there alone, I did it, and didn’t even chip a nail! #californianativeplants#backpackingbitches
Behold the mesmerizing pixelated vortex of Fritillaria gentneri (Gentner's fritillary). This federally endangered species is only known to occur at two locations in California, with more abundant and (luckily for me) accessible populations in southern Oregon. Like other Fritillaria, this plant sprouts from an underground bulb, and may take years before producing an inflorescence. It also primarily reproduces asexually through "rice-grain bulblets" that detach from the mother bulb, and each flowering plant generally has a cluster of small non-flowering, vegetative individuals at it's base. Research has shown that it is not particularly adept at producing seed, causing some to hypothesize ...
#repost @mbcnps_gardens with @get_repost ・・・ It's a wrap ❗️With 715 individual taxa on display and a packed venue nearly all three days, our 58th Annual Wildflower Show was truly the best yet. A huge THANK YOU to all the amazing volunteers who made it so and @pgmuseum for being a most generous host. Best in show was our oh-so-local 'bush poppy', #dendromeconrigida . @californianativeplantsociety
This is my favorite hours when the sun is low and the light shines though the purple petals of Cleveland sage flowers. They appear to be dancing in the early evening breeze. #californianativeplants#clevelandsage
It's a wrap ❗️With 715 individual taxa on display and a packed venue nearly all three days, our 58th Annual Wildflower Show was truly the best yet. A huge THANK YOU to all the amazing volunteers who made it so and @pgmuseum for being a most generous host. Best in show was our oh-so-local 'bush poppy', #dendromeconrigida . #californianativeplants @californianativeplantsociety
These past couple months, while healing my broken arm, I’ve walked and looked but rarely shared here. A shy hello to this quickly whirling world out there. But here is one walk just a mile from home that I took last week. If I try to name things I’ll never post it. So just look. I love taxonomies, Latin names but especially folk names and what they reveal, but for now, as artist Robert Irwin wrote, “Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees.” A puzzle worth pondering when one is not occupied with truly seeing.
Checked out a Fritillaria falcata spot with some friends over the weekend, and holy sheeeeit. This plant is so delicate and stunning. Growing only in steep, mobile serpentine talus, a microhabitat within a microhabitat, it thrives only in this little niche. This rare species (1B.2) has 3 disjunct populations which I can’t begin to understand. It seems to have poor dispersal abilities, and it’s super specific habitat doesn’t exist between the known populations. So how they got to where they are is an enigma. In any case I’m so happy it’s out there! It’s just an insane plant!! #fritillariafalcata#fritillaria ...