The Week in Bloom

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Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)

The Sap Moon of March and a stretch of sunny days have conspired to launch a timely Spring, with more plants budding, blooming and leafing than I was able to count, beginning just after the Vernal Equinox. Here are several from on and around our property at about 700′ elevation, Latitude: 38.40222‚Ä®Longitude: -122.82278:

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Pear (Pyrus communis)

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Wild plum (Prunus americana)

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Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

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Claro Walnut (Juglans regis)

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Coastal Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)

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Monterey Pine (Pinus radiata)

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Canyon Live Oak (Quercus chrysolepis)

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Gravenstein Apple

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Rhododendron (Rhododendron ponticum)