Following the Sonoma County Blossom Trail 2014. Colorful and fragrant blossoms of Redbud ‘Cercis canadensis, Magnolia ‘Butterflies’, Indian Hawthorn ‘Rhaphiolepis indica’, Mexican Orange flowers, Crabapple Malus, and Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum blossoms. Photos from Sonoma Horticultural Nursery, Sebastopol and Petaluma CA Sonoma County http://www.sonomahort.com
Weekend bliss in the garden and following the Sonoma County blossom trail! Delicious Peach Blossoms 桃の花, Petaluma, CA. In Japan, March 3rd is celebrated as both “Hinamatsuri (Doll’s Festival)” and “Momo no sekku (Peach Festival)” because of the peach blossom season. These peaches should be ready to eat in July. http://on.fb.me/1moDGue
The generous rainfall unleashed this week was terrific! The garden and plants are soaked and our early Sonoma County spring is unfolding with bursts of energy. These beautiful red Quince blossoms have arrived just in time to highlight a colorful Valentine’s celebration.
Happy February! In addition to the colorful camellia bushes dotting our Sonoma County landscape, the next wave of early spring blossoms include white Star Magnolia Stelleta trees and flowers.