Winter Flowers in California

The theme for this week! 

January 23 – 29. Wildflowers in Winter, a winter image of a flower in your area.

 

Bird of Paradise (Camarillo, California)

I live in the city and wildflowers are out of easy reach for me. These Birds of Paradise seem to grow with absolutely no effort around here. They pretty much bloom all year long from Winter to Fall. The Hummingbirds love to come and visit these. I’m still trying to catch a photo with that little bird visiting. This one is just outside my bedroom window. Today it’s pouring down rain here and this splash of color caught in a bit of sunlight is cheering me up.

  The Bird of Paradise is one of four plants in the genus Strelitzia.  The plant most often referred to as the Bird of Paradise and the one pictured above is the orange flowering Bird of Paradise, Strelitzia reginae.

For more winter flowers around the world visit Wildflower Morning.

Photobucket is holding all my photos I stored with them from 2007-2015 hostage. They have blacked out all those photos on my blog posts. OH BOTHER! I’m slowly cleaning up my posts.

12 thoughts on “Winter Flowers in California

  1. Hi Ellen, I was taking photos of birds of paradise yesterday too! But I didn’t post them; my blog was already getting to be too long… They do make a nice splash of color on these gray days.

  2. Beautiful! One of my tropical faves. We moved from Camarillo 2 years ago. I sometimes miss the weather… like yesterday morning when it was 2 degrees (-11 if you figure wind chill) Brrrr!

  3. Bird of Paradise are so exotic to me. I buy them once in a great while as cut flowers, to liven up my house. But to have them growing just outside one’s bedroom window! How truly lovely! 🙂

  4. Wow, that definitely qualifies as a *wild* flower! Living in currently-below-freezing PA, I can’t even imagine what it would be like to have something like that outdoors. Thanks for sharing your photo!
    -Nan Ondra

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