Among the 654 flowering plants in the park: bush lupine, California poppies
, fiesta flowers, Johnny-jump-ups, monkey flower, and scarlet woolly Indian paintbrush.
Lupine, California poppies
, and purple owl's clover abound.
, larkspur and other witdflowers bloom along the Wright Peak Summit Trail, a 6-mile round-tripper that rises 1,600 lung-busting feet in elevation.
Annie's Annuals & Perennials Find unusual varieties of plants, from agrostemma to apricot-hued California poppies
. 740 Market Ave., Richmond; anniesannuals.com
Rich purple 'Cupani' sweet peas and electric orange California poppies
create an irresistible mood-lifting combination.
For me, California poppies
and nasturtiums are reliable, and I also get tons of volunteer borage.-ELIZABETH JARDINA,RESEARCHER
You can grow single varieties such as baby blue eyes, California poppies
, or tidytips, or buy mixes for specific purposes--to attract butterflies or beneficial insects, for instance.
As California poppies
are to the coast in spring, so are yuccas to the scrublands of the southern Sierra in late May and June.
In closer, look for blue lupine, red Indian paintbrush, and gold California poppies
To fill bare spots in the garden, sow seed of Eschscholzia californica for spring color.
Wildflowers Sow seeds of wildflowers like California poppies
, clarkia, gilia, lupine, and tidytips in a well-weeded area.
Running through is a bold stripe of color provided by rosy pink lantana and Jupiter's beard, plus purple Mexican bush sage and orange California poppies
, as shown on the opposite page.