April 11, 2012 · 20 comments
Thanks to Killjoy for these beautiful photos, which were taken in front of Lowe’s in North Concord earlier this week.
Killjoy, these photos are lovely! I’m guessing that the flowers are Gazanias, but maybe Garden Girl will set me straight if I’m wrong.
What talented photographers we have in Claycord Town! I wish they would rent a booth at the Antique Faire!
Beautiful snap shots buddy!
I love it when those flowers burst every Spring!!
What lovely photos, Killjoy. Thank you!
Where are the bums?
Are those wild or did Lowe’s plant them? Beautiful!
You’ve brought joy to the beholders of your lovely photos. Thank you, Killjoy.
Antler, you know your flowers, they are gazanias. They were probably planted as mixed flats. By the way, if you are interested, tonight is our Clayton Valley Garden Club’s meeting at Diamond Terrace in Clayton at 7. Our speaker is Bethllyn Black a teacher at DVC, and she’ll be talking about Edible Gardening, just in time for spring. You, and any garden lovers are welcome to come.
I go over to Lowes in the Spring just to see this…and then end up buying something there! Good ploy, Lowes! It’s OK though – I fully support it because it makes me smile
One of my favorite flowers
I hardly go over there, but love to see those wildflowers. Last Spring I asked the Lowe’s cashier in the garden section about them and she said they didn’t plant them, that they were there when they got there.
Garden Girl, thank you for confirming my guess. And also thanks for the invitation to hear Ms. Black speak…..can’t be there this time, but will you be posting the lecture series calendar ongoing in your column?
Another impressive business area for wildflowers is the pedestrian path leading from Oak/Treat to the Pleasant Hill BART station. This time of year, one side of the pathway is totally full of all kinds of colorful blooms, and the other side with assorted types of grasses. The developers really did a good job with that; it looked great last spring, too. Even when I’m doing my last-minute “sprint” to the BART train on my way to work, I can’t help but notice how beautiful it looks.
Mr24 at #12 ~ ~ ~ It must be that when the clerk first started working there, the flowers were already there. I’m guessing that is the case because Gazania is a wildflower, but the species is not native to this area (plus the Lowe’s site was thoroughly bulldozed during construction). I think the Gazania is native to Africa????? But I don’t know in what part of Africa……… cue Garden Girl again stage right!
should sent someone over to Lowe’s, as their landscaping leaves much to be desired.
Thanks folks. I just thought we needed a little something to brighten the place up a bit.
Soooo beautiful. Thank you!
Killjoy at #118 ~ ~ ~ Every morning, please!!!!!
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