March at Descanso

March is a colorful – and busy! – month at Descanso Gardens. While the camellias are still giving their best, joined now by the clivias planted beneath them,


other trees and shrubs are getting in on the act. The cherry blossom in the Japanese Garden warrants a festival all to itself, well-deserved when you see how beautifully they combine with the azaleas and acers with which they share space.




is holly. I’ve never seen it blossom before.

And horse-chestnut


– a real reminder of English springs!

The dogwoods (though not strictly a blossom) deserve an honorable mention.


And a relatively new plant to me – the redbud.


And don’t get me started on the bulbs…!


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