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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Garden Blogger's Blooms Day

What's Blooming at the WPA Rock Garden?

I just started volunteering again at the WPA Rock Garden in Sacramento's William Land Park. I'm excited, I love this garden! I get to work with Daisy Mah (the gardener who created this botanical gem), get to know the plants better, take pictures, even weed! Let me know if you'd like to join us!

Now blooming in the rock garden...
Iberis sempervirens
Evergreen Candytuft
There are 35 granite-lined beds in this 1 acre garden

Ipheion uniflorum
Spring Star Flower

Hyacinthoides hispanica
Spanish Bluebells
These do well in our mild winter climate...for colder areas the non-scripta (English Bluebell) is better.

Ribes sanguineum
Pink Winter Currant
This California native is a striking 5 - 12 foot shrub. Hummingbird food, too!
a flowering crabapple
Before I forsythia is a faithful friend in my own garden. I would be remiss to not give it a shout out!
forsythia x intermedia
Thanks, pal

For more blooms from around the world, or to participate with your own bloggin blooms, visit May Dreams Gardens, the hostess of this fun event.

Read more about William Land Park and its many and varied activities for all members of the family in my write-up at

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  1. aloha,

    wow, i love your rock walls and the flowers blooming all over, they are beautiful when they draped down over the rocks...thanks for sharing :)

  2. What a beautiful Iberis - I've never seen one cascade down a wall like that! And I love the warmer climate bluebells..I hadn't heard about that one before - thanks!

  3. Oh, what a fun place! Makes me want to put a rock garden in myself, so perfect for all those "good drainage" plants.

    Happy bloom day!