The local gardens in late May are full of the usual suspects – agapanthus and whatnot – but there's a new white flower in the neighborhood. Everyone seems to be growing Coulter's Matilija poppy (Romneya coulteri) – also known as California tree poppy, mission poppy, and fried-egg plant – for obvious reasons. It's good to mix things up now and then. ~ Saturday, May 23, 2020