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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April Blooms in Central California

These pictures were taken during our spring break.
 
 
What are these blue flowering plants?
 
And these with purple flowers?


 
























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22 comments:

  1. Such breathtaking beauty, striking colors, all shouting JOY of living.

    The first thought on those blue flowers was lupine so I googled and think that might be what they are, but I'm no expert and have never grown them.

    Thank you for sharing some of California's magnificent beauty.

    FlowerLady

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  2. So beautiful! You're lucky to live in a climate area like that. I'd be more than happy.. We still have snow!

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  3. Hi Tatayana... I believe your blue and purple blooming plants may cultivars of Echium... Larry

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  4. Tanya, The blue plant seen along California's Central Coast is Pride of Madeira 'echium candicans'. It is at its most beautiful this time of year. Not a native, but from island of Madeira, and I believe it can be invasive. Your photos are beautiful!

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  5. Beautiful blooms. I love seeing mass plantings like that. The Pacific is looking mighty fine in the background.

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  6. O~~~ The flowering plants are so beautiful this time a year. Lovely photographs each one worth printing and framing.

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  7. Wow, I have a sister-in-law in California, ready to travel just to see this.

    Eileen

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  8. Tatyana these are just amazing shots of visats and flowers...I ohhh'd and ahhhh'd through the whole post....especially the purple flowers.

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  9. Magnificent!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  10. What a lovely pictures of California flowers, so beautiful.......I know the blue/purples, they are Echium cultivars, called Pride of Madeira. I have sown them once from seed bought in Madeira. I had them in my greenhouse and put them in summer outside, they are really spectacular, but alltogether our climate is not perfect for these plants, so after 2 seasons or so they disappeared and I have not tried it again.

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  11. so many beutiful pictures !!!! I enjoyed them a lot !

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  12. Ah what a lovely journey! thank you so much! Jack

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  13. beautiful photos, Frances

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  14. Wow! Just gorgeous. No wonder that part of California is so expensive. I am in love with the echium and must check to see if I can grow it here. I sincerely doubt it.

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  15. Nice! My favorites are the Wisteria and the Poppies. Looks like you had plenty of subjects to photograph, and you did a wonderful job. Must have been a fantastic trip!

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  16. Tatyana thankyou for the joy and pleasure of your beauty and those blue flowers Wow.

    Such statement wonder if they would grow in Scotland.

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  17. Absolutely beautiful, and all unknown to me, I think, except for the poppies. I have a new awe of California wildflowers!

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  18. that papyrus(?), 2nd last one, looks especially serene :)
    wonderful photos Tatyana!

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  19. Terrific shots of the few I recognised and also the ones which I didn't..

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  20. Tatyana,
    Just beautiful as always! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful view of California. :0)

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  21. Gorgeous! Looks like you had a wonderful trip to sunny California!

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  22. Спасибо! Очень красиво! Thank you! Very beautiful!

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