Plants, Stone, California Landscapes


Flowering Hawthorn

My parents front garden has a Hawthorn tree that makes a beautiful show of flowers every year. It almost flowers too well, I like to see the green leaves along with the white flowers. Though I grew up admiring this one, I don’t know a whole lot about Hawthorns. They seem underappreciated and under planted in the Bay Area. I guess they can be prone to fire blight. Gophers ate the only one I’ve ever planted. But this one has grown without trouble for over thirty years. It’s my favorite element in the entire garden, ahead of the plants I chose and planted, the various ceramic sculptures, or the wall and patio I built.

A few more photos from the front garden are below.

My favorite vine, Akebia quinata. Also underappreciated and under planted in my opinion.

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