Ah Fall! The time of regrowth in my garden. Yes, I said regrowth. Many people quip that we don’t have seasons in California, but that isn’t true. We do, it’s just a little different from the way many people who are more familiar with the traditional four seasons are used to.
We have three seasons – dry (summer), wet (fall and winter) and “fruiting” (spring). Native plants go dormant in the hot dry summer, then when the rains come they sprout and flower, and most fruit in the spring time.
I do have some more traditional looking Autumn shots:
Freesia – trust me they are under there and will begin growing soon.
turnips – need to replant the spots that didn’t sprout
arugula in the foreground and lettuce in the background
The pond with Zauschneria blooming in the foreground
Mulhenbergia rigens – deer grass
close up of Fallugia paradoxa plumes
Fallugia paradoxa in the background
This ceonothus (lilac) looks a bit ragged from far away.
But if you zoom in you see leaves and even a flower bud beginning to form.
flower buds just beginning to form on an Arctostaphylos (manzanita)