Spring is the time for most of the wildflowers in the Sierra Foothills. Although small, the native wildflowers at Dawn Gardens are beautiful.
Shooting Star (Dodecatheon hendersonii)
Unknown wildflower in many places at Dawn Gardens
Chinese Houses (Collinsia heterophylla) bloom in April and May and by June we weedeat them to the ground. There are many seeds and they reliably come back the next year.
Blue Dicks (Dichelostemma capitatum)
Bulbs of Brodiaea californica
Farewell to Spring (Clarkia unguiculata)
Farewell to Spring at a park in Richmond that Dawn Landscaping landscaped in 2021. $74 worth of wildflower seeds produced this.
Soap Plant (Chlorogalum pomeridianum)
Paper Onion (Allium amplectens)
Humboldt Lily (Lilium humboldtii)
Ground Iris (Iris macrosiphon)
Yellow Water Iris (Iris pseudacorus)
Doveweed (Eremocarpus setigerus)
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Wild carnation (Petrorhagia dubia)
Bolander’s Mule Ears (Wyethia bolanderi)
Dutchman’s Pipe (Aristolochia californica)
California Fuchsia (Epilobium canum ‘Chaparral Silver’)
Sulfur Buckwheat (Eriogonum umbellatum ‘Shasta Sulfur’)
Miner’s Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata)
Seedling of Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii). It is a good idea to recognize wildflower seedlings so you won’t mistake them for weeds.
Indian Rhubarb (Darmera peltata) flowers
Alumroot (Heuchera micrantha)
California Saxifrage (Saxifraga californica)
Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
Native Orchid is becoming a weed at Dawn Gardens.
Seeding of wildflowers in city park in Richmond 2 weeks after seeding in November, 2020.
4 weeks after seeding
6 weeks after seeding. Note bird netting was placed over seed bed to inhibit bird damage.
8 weeks after seeding
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As always, thank you for a beautiful and enlightening presentation. I’m constantly learning from you,
The record of results from (very well prepared ground for) wildflower seeding was fascinating – thanks, Linda