|Tidy tips, Owl's clover, and a single Poppy at Edgewood|
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Anza Borrego, the state's largest preserve - and it was nine hour by car. Edgewood Preserves is only a half hour by car and quite small. But this time of year, it's equally amazing.
You can see the fields of gold - Tidy tips and the aptly named Goldfields - even from the the freeway. As you get closer, you see the fields of wildflowers, such as the Tidy tips and Owl's clover above.
|Goldfields and Tidy Tips from a Distance|
|Silver bush lupine. I think.|
Even the first piece of our walk led us past lupines, tidy tips, and the tallest monkey flower bush I've ever seen. And beautiful Larkspur, the deepest blue, was right in the middle of the tidy tip field.
|Tidy tips and Larkspur|
|Larkspur at Edgewood|
On the last trail, we even came across some Mule's ear, a California native sunflower-like plant that's almost impossible to grow in the garden.