I took a trip to California over a month ago now. I had the opportunity to visit the UC-Berkeley Botanical Garden which is awesome and amazing. They had a special event that night and had to close early so I did not get to explore as long as I would have liked. On the upside, I had forgotten to wear sunscreen or bring a bottle of water so I didn’t get too burnt or dehydrated. I saw lots of unfamiliar plants which doesn’t happen very often. Here is a sampling of what I saw . . .
California poppies! One of my favorite flowers.
Giant coreopsis (who knew?!), a California native
Giant blue-eyed grass?!
More awesome and amazing! I had never seen anything like this before. I had to take a lot of pictures. It is a puya.
Look at that crazy shade of blue!
And on the ground
What is this? I don’t know. I did a bunch of unsuccessful Googling. The flowers look a bit like lapageria but it definitely isn’t.
An interesting tree
Another plant I don’t know
A panorama of the South African section of the garden
Further adventures in California soon to come . . .