The California Natives Garden, Descanso Gardens, June 3, 2017

Spring and Summer are my favorite time of year to explore the California Natives section of Descanso Gardens.  This garden was designed by Theodore Payne, an English horticulturist, landscape designer and botanist.  The California Natives Garden hosts the majestic Matilija poppies as well as sticky monkey flowers, sacred datura, California poppies, woolly blue curls, California buckwheat, and Cleveland sage just to name a few.  There is always something new to learn and discover here, and today was a beautiful day to capture some of its splendor.

California Poppies

California Poppies

Oak

Oak

Sacred Datura

Sacred Datura

Sticky Monkey Flower

Sticky Monkey Flower

Sticky Monkey Flower

Sticky Monkey Flower

Woolly Blue Curls

Woolly Blue Curls

Vivamus pellentesque vitae neque at vestibulum. Donec efficitur mollis dui vel pharetra.
— Hope K.
honey bee on Matilija Poppy

honey bee on Matilija Poppy

California Poppy

California Poppy

Yarrow and Matilija Poppy

Yarrow and Matilija Poppy

California Buckwheat

California Buckwheat

Apache Plume

Apache Plume

California Poppy and Sacred Datura

California Poppy and Sacred Datura

Penstemon

Penstemon

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Honey Bee on Matilija Poppy

Honey Bee on Matilija Poppy