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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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  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.


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

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

  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!

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

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

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


  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.

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

  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.

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

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

  13. beautiful photos, Frances

  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.

  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!

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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