Another nice looking tomato from the container garden

 

Another nice looking tomato from the container garden

Another nice looking tomato from the container garden

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Summer rose in black and white

Summer rose in black and white

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Figs gathered in the garden yesterday

Figs gathered in the garden yesterday

Figs gathered in the garden yesterday

Our volunteer fig is fruiting heavily right now, feeding both us and the birds. 😀

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Barrel Cactus in Black and White

Barrel Cactus in Black and White

Barrel Cactus in Black and White

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Mammillaria via Instagram

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Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society Plant Show & Sale 2017 (lacactus.com)

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Cute Cactus Cup Display via Instagram

Cute Cactus Cup Display

Cute Cactus Cup Display

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Dudleya via Instagram

Dudleya via Instagram

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Dudleya in Black and White via Instagram

Dudleya in Black and White via Instagram

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Interesting Plant: Shinyleaf Mahonia/California Barberry (Mahonia pinnata)

Interesting Plant: Shinyleaf Mahonia/California Barberry (Mahonia pinnata)

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Mahonia pinnata (syn. Berberis pinnata) is a species of shrub in the barberry family. Common names include California barberrywavyleaf barberry, and shinyleaf mahonia. It is similar to the Oregon-grape (Mahonia aquifolium), and is sometimes called the California Oregon-grape.

It is native to the west coast of North America from British Columbia to Baja California, where it occurs in forest, woodland, chaparral, and other habitat.

Mahonia pinnata is a dark green bush which resembles holly with its serrated leaves. It has one to two inch long clusters of small yellow flowers.[1] The fruit is a sour but edible purple berry with many seeds. – Wikipedia

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