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Sticky Monkey!

Another beautiful flower showing up in the canyon now is the sticky monkey-flower, it’s seen cascading off the sides of the canyon and along the fringes of the road cuts , the images below were taken about 1 mile in from the coast.

Diplacus aurantiacus, the sticky monkey-flower or orange bush monkey-flower, is a flowering plant that is native to southwestern North America from southwestern Oregon south through most of California. The flowers are tubular at the base and about 2 centimeters long with five broad lobes; they occur in a variety of shades from white to red, the most common color being a light orange. They are honey plants pollinated by bees and hummingbirds. It grows in many climates and will thrive in many types of soil, wet, dry, sandy, or rocky. 

Quercus agrifolia Installation

This week we installed this incredibly beautiful California Live Oak, in Santa Monica. The weight of this tree was approximately 23,000 pounds and is somewhere in the range of 75 years old. 

Quercus agrifolia, the California live oak, or coast live oak, is an evergreen oak, native to the California Floristic Province. It grows west of the Sierra Nevada from Mendocino County, California, south to northern Baja California in Mexico.