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CRAFT: Bloom
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There is literally a rainbow of colors in bloom right now. I even have yellow violets! I didn’t plant these native lovelies, they just volunteered. I took a walk through my gardens today, and want you to pretend you came with me for the tour!


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This iris is a California native, and grows wild. The intricate pattern on the petals is amazingly complex.
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Natives are lovely, but so is this hybrid iris. The color is more intense, but it lacks the native’s interesting details.
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This is a wild rose. The entire flower is about as big as my thumbnail. It is also a native to California, and an ancestor to the massive hybrid roses that grow in gardens everywhere. It grows wild on a massive vine with insane amounts of thorns.
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This yellow daisy isn’t quite a true daisy. It is a shrub that blooms almost all year long.
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Woodland sorrel is a delicate little flower with a clover shaped leaf. This version is a pale, pale pink.
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This flower is also sorrel, but has a dark red leaf and teeny tiny yellow blossoms.
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The salmon pink of the azalea is almost garish. It’s certainly eye catching!
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The blue forget-me-not’s are still blooming, but the older flowers turn pale.
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This is vinca. It’s a groundcover that grows like mad. I love the blueish purple flower.


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