Monday, May 17, 2010

Corralitas Drive: Gardening With Natives

Photo: Diane Edwardson, May 9, 2010. Native Wild Hyacinth (long stem purple flowers) grows in my neighbor's front steps. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

A few years ago, my neighbor dropped Native Wild Hyacinth seeds in the cracks in his staircase. They've reseeded themselves ever since. The seeds were originally gathered from the Hyacinth growing near the Corralitas Public Staircase. His flowers come up later than those on the public staircase (which bloom in late February).

Click here for our neighborhood native plant catalog.