As I was walking the “kids” about a week or so ago, I stopped to take this picture. I could tell it was a native, as the yard was planted in a conscious way.
The owner of the house, Stephanie, came over to say hello and offered the name of the flower whose essence I was attempting to capture. An Abutilon Palmeri, aka a California Bush Poppy.
I had noticed the yard before and “Plant and Play,” the words on the truck out front. There are also perfectly placed, sixties –VW style, multi-colored flower decals on the new truck. I noticed. I had seen it there before and laughed at the parallels.
Turns out Stephanie is the owner of “Plant and Play” and has gone from being a highly regarded photographer and is now a highly regarded landscape designer. Here ia the link for Plant and Play: www.plantandplayla.com : Family Friendly Garden Design. It’s Earth friendly too.