The soil here (San Diego, zone 10a/23) is still holding a LOT of water from the crazy amount of winter rain we had. But it's starting to warm up this week (mid-80s) and I'm hoping our newly planted heat-lovers will take off--so I can show you those next time :).
First up, the California natives in the front yard, planted this past winter...
Here's a Verbena Lilacina 'de la mina'. The reddish soil is litter from our bottlebrush tree (decidedly not a native--but the birds love it so I couldn't cut it down).
Penstemon 'Margarita BOP'... these have been super-performers in our yard, which is nice b/c I LOVE PURPLE...CAN.YOU.TELL.?
And lastly, from the front...not a CA native, but looks good hanging in front of our purple door ;), Scaevola Aemula:
Now for the back yard, more of a subtropical, sorta Mexican/Latin-American theme, planted in March...
South African Jasmine, coming along w/ lots of buds :)
Rosa Sally Holmes--our first bloom cluster ever! She arrived from Oregon and we planted her under Jason's arbor in March:
A beautiful yarrow (I forgot which variety, sorry). I love the humble yarrow!
Last but never least, Tecoma Stans 'Lydia'... we have 4 of these--& they're probably the happiest plants in our backyard. They take extreme heat & ask for more!
I can't wait to contribute to the next Blogger Day.. Happy June, everyone!