I am Jeff Sisil. My wife and I live in Cypress, California. I started gardening about 20 years ago. Here are some current photos of spring plants and flowers. I’m having pretty good luck with hydrangeas and staghorn ferns. I also grow bromeliads, tillandsias, Spanish moss, succulents, nasturtium, senecio, and a few others. The challenge for me is managing the space. Our little patio garden brings us so much joy and beauty. I hope you enjoy our pictures!
An abundance of hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla, Zones 5–9) with their huge, lush clusters of bloom
These hydrangeas are showing off the full range of flower colors, from rich blue through shades of purple into pink.
Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus, Zones 9–11 or as an annual) are in the front, a black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata, Zones 10–11 or as an annual) is in the back, and a big cloud of pink flowers from what I looks like red marguerite daisy (Argyranthemum frutescens, Zones 10–11 or as annual) are in the center.
Glowing orange nasturtium flowers contrast with the silver foliage and yellow blooms of a Senecio.
Foliage dominates here, with coleus (Coleus scutellarooides, Zones 10–11 or as an annual) and polka dot plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya, Zones 10–11 or as an annual) taking center stage and a silver mass of Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides, Zones 8–10) tumbling down from above.
A variegated bromeliad and purple-leaved tradescantia (Tradescantia pallida, Zones 8–10) shows off in the front.
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