The Dry Garden: Matilija poppies

Posted on | May 28, 2010 | No Comments

Two unrelated and equally magical things happen in Southern California in late May and early June. By night, courting mockingbirds sing all night. By day, the Matilija poppies begin their all-too-fleeting bloom. The shame is, while most everyone who sleeps becomes aware of the mockingbird’s song, not everyone with sight will encounter the Matilija, which is, without rival, the biggest, silliest, loveliest and most poignant of California wildflowers.

Click here to keep reading this week’s Dry Garden column in the Los Angeles Times.


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