Monday, March 23, 2015

Adelbert Ave: Native Wildflower Garden

Photo: Diane Edwardson, March 22, 2015.  A house on Adelbert has a spectacular native wildflower garden.  This is some kind of Solanum, which, according to California Poison Control System's  "Know Your Plants" is majorly toxic.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)

I'm no plant expert, so I'm not going to try ID these plants.  However, I do know the homeowners' have spent years allowing their native garden to thrive.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, March 17, 2015. Native wildflowers are a treat for those who take the time to walk & observe the often tiny scattered spots of color along the steep slope.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, March 17, 2015.  You can still get a good look at Miner's Lettuce.  Nearby, Miner's Lettuce on the Red Car Property has already been buried by 3' to 4' weeds.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, March 17, 2015. Bees were going crazy for the flowers of this Toyon-like bush.