For the last few days we've been having our usual False Spring, the few days when temperatures climb into the mid-60s, the sun shines, and plants begin growing. And it's the time when I head out to the garden to take really bad pictures--bits of growth that require a magnifying glass to see, out-of-focus bits of growth that require a magnifying glass to see, too much light, too little light, and the perfectly focused but badly conceived pictures. Here are the survivors of the delete key:
Nuccio's Gem camellia.
Ceanothus Valley Violet. And yes, I did pay $12 for a four-inch pot.
Another ceanothus, this one planted next to the oak tree. Neither likes summer water. Now imagine what the deleted were like.