Blooming Holler ~

The Holler spring bloom is on, and I am home to photograph it for a change, so I am going to post a series on Holler spring flowers, starting with these beauties. The Cup of Gold flowering vine grows prolifically, and the blooms are humongous, about eight inches in diameter.

Hong Kong Orchid Trees have stunning blossoms that blanket the trees in spring.

Matilija Poppies are one of my favorite flowers and are Southern California natives, with huge fried-egg blossoms, about eight inches in diameter.

Reliable African Iris propagate beautifully at The Holler.

Wild Stinging Lupine cover bare areas, are beautiful to look at, but not nice to touch.

The Californian Fuchsia is native to Southern California but I didn’t know what it was. I thought it was in the fuchsia family but was stumped with identification. So my talented blogging friend Eliza Waters, who has a degree in horticulture and is a Master Gardener, helped me out. If you don’t know Eliza, and you like things that bloom and grow, you may want to check out her blog: https://elizawaters.com/about/

Bougainvillea are touch and go at The Holler due to frost. This one is definitely a go!

Cheers to you from the Blooming Holler~

218 thoughts on “Blooming Holler ~

    • Ja, wir haben vor ein paar Tagen Schnee auf den Bergen und heute wieder. Es hindert die Blumen nicht daran zu blรผhen! Prost auf dich, mein Freund, und bleib sicher und gesund. แƒ“

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  1. Spring has sprung! No doubt about it Cindy. Your flowers are far ahead of ours, however. I think that the most we can boast are shooting stars right now, and even they are reluctant to peak out. (We had fresh snow this morning.) So, for now, I will enjoy yours. โ€“Curt

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  2. Gorgeous flowers! I’ve never heard of the Cup of Gold, but I love its color and so appropriate name! Those irises are also beautifully marked, leading insects right inside! So many flowers do that–God’s creativity and wisdom are so amazing!

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    • I am truly grateful to be part of such an creative and talented community that has a leader like you in it Charles. Thank you so much. You are very appreciated by so many, and by me, for such good reason แƒ“

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  3. Wonderful, certainly a great range but I feel the same about bougainvillea and other Mediterranean plants. I grow them at peril as we are high up and can have frost. It’s been quite a damaging winter, even some snow!

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