More blooms, native and otherwise
My bulbs are showing promising signs. This one is Bloomeria crocea (Golden Stars), I think.
Arroyo Lupine (Lupinus succulentus) is getting big. Around the peninsula where it still grows wild among the invasive grasses it seems to reach a smaller terminal size. In my garden I have carefully eliminated competition, so perhaps that explains the difference. Las Pilitas says that this can get quite large and that it's useful for bank stabilization due to its up to 3' root system. That's good, as it sits at the top of a steep bank.
Erysimum capitatum ssp. capitatum (Western Wallflower) bloomed last weekend. Two of my three plants are doing well but one is stunted and odd-looking. They have a nice scent.
Camissonia is nice as well. This is the one surviving plant of three that I ordered from Annie's Annuals. The Western Wallflower is also from Annie's. The Lupine was grown from seed gathered at a wide spot in the road.