Terry's Garden (Photos taken by Kerry on May 11, 2012)

[Terri's garden]

Terry' garden is 23 years old and of course is still evolving over time. Terry reports that her most sucessfull plants are lilacs, Iris and California Poppies.Her least Sucessful are Tulips.

She works daily in her garden and spends most of her summer there. These views of Terry's garden show Iris, rock rose and restful vistas.

[Terri's garden]
[Terry's Stepping stone]

Terry enjoys making stepping stones. Everyone had fun trying to make them at Terry's house in July. Thanks Terry!

The birdfeeder is large and has many different stations for different bird species.

[Bird feeder]
[Bear breech]

Bear's Breech (Acanthus mollis) is a perennial which can be in light shade and needs some water in the summer months.

This is a fast growing, spreading plant with clusters of deeply lobed and cut, shiny dark green leaves to 2 feet long. and rigid spikes of of tubular flowers with spiny bracts. It Blooms in late spring or early summer.

Plant where it can be confined; roots travel underground making it the plant difficult to control.

[Bear breech]
[Snow-in-Summer]

Snow-in-Summer (Cerastium tomentosum) is a perennial low growing plant with masses of snow white flowers in early summer. Plant grows to about 6-8 inches high and spreads 2-3 feet in 1 year. Grow in light shade with good drainage. Divide in fall or early spring.

Flannel Bush (Fremontodendron) is fast growing to 6-20 feet tall. The leaves are dark green with a felt like feel on the bottom of the leaf. The floweres are yellow and saucerlike. Plant with other low water use plants, pinch and prune to shape. Plants are usually short lived, need excellent drainage; hillside planting is best.

[Flannel bush]
[Jack-in-the-pulpit]

Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) Three leaves growing together at the top of one long stem produced from a corm. The spathe, known in this plant as "the pulpit" wraps around and covers over and contain a spadix ("Jack"), covered with tiny flowers. This species flowers from April to June. It is pollinated by flies, which it attracts using heat and smell. The fruit are smooth, shiny green berries clustered on the thickened spadix. The fruits ripen in late summer and fall, turning a bright red color before the plants go dormant. Each berry produces 1 to 5 seeds typically, the seeds are white to light tan in color, rounded. If the seeds are freed from the berry they will germinate the next spring, producing a plant with a single rounded leaf. Seedlings need three or more years of growth before they become large enough to flower.

Plants: Natives such as Blue Flax, Cranesbill, Flannel Bush, Beavertail cactus, Mexican Primrose, Locust and Tamarisk trees and a Cuyamaca Cypress. Other plants include Summer snow on the Mountain, Snowball Bush, Bear Breech, oxalis,Hebe, Lavendar and many more. (Photos below in no particular order)

[Rockrose]
[Cranesbill] [mexican primrose] [Hebeveronica]
[Beavertail] [native] [Snowball bush]
[Jupiters Beard and Calendula] [Calendula] [Mock orange]
[Lavendar] [Lambsear] [Pycanthia]
[Dudleya] [Tamarisk] [Oxalis]
[Locust Blossom] [Pink Locus Tree] [Cuyamaca Cypress]
[Cactus blossom] [cactus blossom] [Native]
[Blue Flax]
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