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Visiting the Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Tilden Park
East Bay Region, California, near Oakland and Berkeley
Monday, January 30, 2012

Blooming now: Santa Cruz manzanita (a rare and endangered member of the Erica family)

This botanical garden was started by a man who appreciated and collected manzanita plants from all over California. He was instrumental in saving specimens of a number of endangered varieties, including one that grew only in the City of San Francisco.

So far this year, we've had a dry and mild winter and I started seeing manzanitas in bloom in December. I love the tiny urn-shaped manzanita flowers, which come in shades of creamy white and pink.

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you from Manzanita Land!
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Feb 10 2012 19:36 GMT sini
Lovely flowers for Valentinefriday!:)
Feb 10 2012 19:38 GMT hallo
Beautiful bulbs!
Feb 10 2012 23:50 GMT Studio88
Beautiful Flowers For Valentine Friday ;-)
Feb 11 2012 03:07 GMT potterjo
Beautiful and thankful that someone took the time and effort to save some of these beauties.
Feb 11 2012 06:48 GMT Annamaria
Very special flowers...
Feb 11 2012 16:28 GMT linnywv PRO
They are so graceful! Beautiful shots here!
Feb 11 2012 22:12 GMT MargNZ
Very beautiful in pink Fleur :))
Feb 12 2012 11:49 GMT wijnie58
Nice colours of the garden....:-))
Feb 12 2012 13:49 GMT Milibuh
bella !!
Feb 16 2012 21:36 GMT legs4daze PRO
a wonderful series, Fleur; my dad and brother and I have spent many happy hours in Tilden Park. this is heartwarming to see and your photographs are perfect!

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