May at the Ruth Bancroft Garden
My four day holiday weekend extension provided a free morning to go on an outing to Walnut Creek . I had a full roster of chores and projects which even included actual indoor housework -something I always manage to avoid in spring. 'Spring Cleaning' around here means sweeping the patio.
It was quite windy , which has been very common this spring and I tried to get photos between gusts. Fortunately succulents do not blow around much , but everything else was.
Just inside the entry this Agave (horrida?) was engulfed by Mimulus auracantia .
Lots of Agaves in bloom .
Kind of sad -this Agave ovatifolia is the anchor pant of this intersection of paths.
Had to get this one from more than one angle. These Agave franzosinii have been in the garden a very long time indeed.
Eriogonum giganteum St Catherines Lace -there are several of these Channel Island native buckwheats throughout the garden and a plant I would love to grow if I had the space.
Mangave 'Snow Leopard'
Leucospermum 'Brandi Dela Cruz'
Here's Brandi cavorting with her neighbors.
Two perfect Mangave 'Lavender Lady' -they were better taken care of over the winter than mine.
There were a multitude of booming Dykias , but I find them a challenge to photograph. Here I managed to get the blooms and the the plant in the same image.