Current photos of what's growing, blooming, or fruiting
Asian Plumb in blossom
We had to cut the aging trunk because it threatened to topple onto parked cars. Nice to see its regrowth!
The first tender shoots, good time to harvest for medicinal use.
An aggressive pioneer plant which fixes nitrogen and provides nectar, but which we try to keep from spreading much.
Tremella mesentericaLooks like the rains have taken their toll.
Not Black Trumpet!
Still waiting for a proper identification though.
Lonicera hispidulaNot fragrant, but good for the butterflies and birds, and has amazing dried vines which are beautiful for crafts
Pacific Hound's Tongue
Cynoglossum grandeCheerful native announcing Spring...
Ceanothus thyrsiflorusAlso known as Blue Blossom Ceanothus. Native, endemic to the area. Awesome bee plant and nitrogen fixing!
Bees love the purple flowers
Our plum tree was planted near the house that washed away in the El Nino of 1998.
In the background with trellis. Bed built with Sepp Holzer in 2013 during his first visit to California. Trellis by local builder Tom Anderson from fallen redwood branches.
The old climbing rose putting out new growth while the Plum blossoms.
Kale patch and Climbing Rose
Kale never quits here!
Craterellus cornucopioidesAlso known as Black Chanterelle, but tastier and easy to preserve.
CantharellusBig year, they returned to spots we haven't seen in four years of drought! A bit water logged, but still delicious and easy to recognize!
Ganoderma applanatumInteresting hard bodied mushroom, you can draw on the white bottom of it or boil it down for a long time to make a medicinal tea.
Heteromeles arbutifoliaA widespread California native, supposedly giving name to the town of Hollywood