What's Looking Good in May 2017


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Here's part of the native garden. It's really gotten that natural look I've been hoping for.

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There's all kinds of native plants in there, some which will start blooming later in the month. Wild Strawberry is already blooming. Much of the green you see above is Wild Strawberry. It's a great ground cover that I added because of that fact, as well as it being an early nectar source for insects. The fact that they produce berries is just a bonus.
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@Larisa, it is not a pharmaceutical field. This stuff grows everywhere this time of year!! And it grows fast, too. :eek: I went to the one in my yard to get a few pictures for you and @JBtheExplorer.

This is the leaves, and how they grow.

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I "thumbnailed" them because taken individually, they are not very pretty.
A whole field is impressive, though! (y)


For more "pretties," my white violets are blooming again!! :love:

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Edited to add - I googled both of your suggestions, and the leaves don't look the same for these. :confused:
 
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The common name for Senecio j. in English is Ragwort. Does that ring a bell? When i looked at the first photo it looked like golden rod to me, but then i saw that the flowers are daisy-like. That field and your photo of it is just stunning and don't need further explanation, i mean WOW what a sight! Although, given the members we have here, most likely someone will come up with an iD...that field speaks for itself and doesn't need a name, like your creek doesn't need a name.

I see that Packera was formerly in the Senecio family but the name was changed because the genetic structure didn't match. Packera has 64 species and my bet is that it is one of those 64. They are in the same Family though.:)
 

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The flowers are just beginning to open on our Clematis Montana
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The tree peony has almost finished now. It's a few weeks early because of the drought we've had and the warmer weather earlier in the year.
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Viburnum plicatum is coming along well but has a lot more flower to burst into life
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Laburnums are also starting to flower
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Allium giganteum is just starting to open with a very young Choisya ternata 'Sundance' in the back ground doing its best to show off to the bamboo behind it.
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The giant Euphorbia mellifera is just starting to bloom after having been cut back earlier this year
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@MaryMary glad to see your cat in a sombrero, probably knocking down Cinco de Mayo margaritas. I was thinking it was about time for him to take off those bunny ears. Who does he think he was fooling with those ears?:D Actually Cinco de Mayo is viewed as an embarrassment to Mexicanos who know their history so it isn't celebrated much here. Still people use it as an excuse to party and take a 3 day weekend at the beach :LOL:

@Bootsy what a beautiful photographic display of riches.

The sunsets have been pretty lately
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Cor, that looks like the apocalypse :):):)
:LOL:well, it sort of does, doesn't it? I didn't think of it at the time, but i took the photo because it was a very unusual sky although it didn't feel threatening, especially in the hammock, with the soft light and breezes rustling the palms. Twilight can be divine but it doesn't last very long at the 19th latitude.
 
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