Droughtland: The Rain Barrels

Part #2 – even a few tenths will fill these small ones, the big one in the under-story area is already full. At least they’re not too ugly, I could paint them if necessary and make them looked “distressed” and aged – to match the brickwork and the other Terra-cotta planters.


Meanwhile the Western Redbud (Cercis occidentalis) is exploding in color, with great contrast between the new buds compared to the dried, leathery-like little leaves that have not pushed-off.Western Redbud (Cercis occidentalis)
Western Tree of Western Redbud (Cercis occidentalis)

And finally, none of us knows yet what the weird fluffy fur-ball tree is called…but it was pink in the summer.


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The semi-sprawling adventures of a culturally hegemonic former flat-lander and anti-idiotarian individualist, fleeing the toxic cultural smug emitted by self-satisfied lotus-eating low-land Tesla-driving floppy-hat wearing lizadroid-Leftbat Califorganic eco-tofuistas ~

2 thoughts on “Droughtland: The Rain Barrels

  1. The brown leaves on the Redbud are actually seed pods from last year. I think that your “fluffy tree” is a Smoke Tree (Cotinus spp.)

    • Ah-ha!! THANKS! I recognized the seed-pods and wondered why they didn’t push-off…but the Smoke Tree is a line of investigation to follow-up! Many thanks!

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