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Native plants blooming now in our garden

Such a wonderful time of year with plants blooming all over!

We have several of these Sisyrinchium bellum ‘North Coast’“Blue-Eyed-Grass” plants growing in a patio plant bed.

This California native was first discovered near Gualala, California.

It does well in part shade and is also clay soil tolerant.

In our front yard a lot of poppies reseeded themselves.

But what is even more amazing is that many of the other poppy plants that I trimmed back to a few inches last year, are growing and blooming again.

In this case, the red poppies are Red Thai Silk California poppies.

I didn't expect it to grow back, but there it is.

Next to the poppies are some umbels of the Achillea millefolium 'Salmon Beauty'yarrow.

This yarrow is not a California native, but is very lovely, with variations of soft muted pink and yellows. It attracts butterflies, bees, is drought resistant and fire resistant (very important these days in California).

This California native Mimulus aurantiacus ‘Apricot’ monkey flower plant is still small but in full bloom. It is drought tolerant but still likes a little water when the temperatures rise and it is exposed to full sun for most of the day.

Hummingbirds and butterflies are attracted to these flowers.

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