Plants, Stone, California Landscapes



calendula & geranium "bill walls"

We try pretty hard for year-round bloom to keep our beneficial insects happy, but I doubt they’re very impressed with our offering on the first day of winter. Geranium “Bill Walls,” this calendula, and Linaria pururea are the only ones in full bloom. Everything else is young or only able to muster a token bloom. Of interest probably only to me, the bloom list is below:

Geranium “Bill Walls”

Linaria Purpurea

Arctostaphylos “John Dourley”

Alonsoa meridionalis



Fuschia “Gartenmeister Bonstedt”

Penstemon heterophyllus

Dicentra formosa

Sisyrinchium bellum

Sidalcea malviflora

Calandrina spectabilis

Various Fragaria species

Rosmarinus officinalis

Crassula spp.



A lettuce I’m letting reseed


One Response to “Solstice”

  1. December 16th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    DryStoneGarden » Blog Archive » Bloom Day, Wet December Straggler Edition says:

    […] year on the solstice, before I even knew of the existence of bloom day, I also made a list of everything with a flower if anyone wants to compare. I guess I was starting to realize the possibility of something like […]

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