|Tropaeolum polyphyllum with pink California poppies|
|Closeup of Tropaeolum polyphyllum|
|Wide view of bed near lionness sculpture|
In the background of the wide shot above you can see my one remaining Chamaerops humilus var. cerifera that I have in the garden. I used to have a number of these, but they all died in one winter or another. This particular one is doing well just now and looking good because we have had two mild winters in a row. The main growing crown was killed one cold winter a few years ago, but Chamaerops send up new growth around the main crown, and those have since taken over. It takes several years for these palms to start looking good after they have been damaged like this one was.
Also in this bed are some self sown alstroemerias which will probably completely take over this bed some day if I am not careful!
Finally, if you click on the wide shot and view it large, you will see rising above the palm what looks like the flowers of a dandelion. Although I do have dandelions in my garden, this is not one of them. Rather, those are the flowers of a self sown Ranunculus baurii whcih I previously wrote about here.