English rose "Lilac rose" deeply cupped and heavy with blooms with a demure scent.

With the strange weather many northern states are experiencing, it was so nice of Liz Cordova to share a slice of southern California with us.

"Spring & Winter rains brought the (zone 9b-10a) garden to life and is bursting with blousy blooms, buds, life and song!"

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"Lilac Rose" and antique rose Marie Pavé nearly thornless.

The Spring-y cheerful nectarine colored,  grapefruity scent of a bloom of "Abraham Darby".

During a rainy day in Southern CA last week. Persimmons tree freshly leafed out in back.

Japanese maples all leafed out now, foreground reddish purple foliage of "Purple Ghost" against the chartreuse of the finely dissected "Seiryu".

Purple Ghost Japanese maple

Mama hummingbird made a magnificent masterpiece in 4 days. Spun with spider webs and pink fluff, camouflaged with "paint" chips, she laid 1st egg on Easter Sunday 3/27/16, then 2nd one on 3/30/16.

Under the eaves, in a precarious spot on the S-hook holding the hummingbird swing. A few feet away from the  flowering abutilon,"Coral Earrings" & the sugar water feeder.

Western bluebirds enjoying the garden too!

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