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Date: 3-28-2017 12:06 AM
Subject: Water-Wise Garden
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Tags:california poppy, caterpillar, field trip, flower, garden, insect, larva, native wildflower, palo alto, rose, sign, water-wise
Water-Wise Garden

On Saturday, D. and I took a look at the Water-Wise Garden in Palo Alto, featuring drought-tolerant native plants.  Here are some of the pics I took, before we headed off to nearby Bol Park (pics here).

A sign tells us we have found the water-wise section of the garden.

Scilla peruviana resembles an agapanthus.

California poppy, in its usual orange and a paler blond forms.

An African daisy glows with tropical colors.

Coral aloe (Aloe stricta) forms bright flower stalks.

Starflower (Ipheion uniflorum).

Blue flax.

Echinops ritro 'Taplow Blue,' or globe thistle.

Another blond California poppy.

Heuchera maxima 'Old La Rochette' forms delicate stalks of pink bell-shaped flowers.

A spiny larva of some sort dangles on an invisible thread of silk below a birdbath in the shade.

Redbud flowers.

Yellow daisy.

A look at a section of the community garden plots that share the garden with the water-wise section.

Potato vine.

An orange-yellow rose hangs over the fence from someone's community garden plot.

A cheerful yellow daisy lifts its face to the sun.

Our next stop was Cornelis Bol Park.

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