In the Warm California Sun

Crepe myrtle, Lagostroemia, Bauer Lawn, LA County Arboretum (12/2/20) Frank McDonough

To paraphrase The Ramones, even though the days are short and the nights are long, we’re still out there having fun in the warm California sun.

That’s especially true in Arcadia where cool nights and clear late autumn skies are letting that warm Southern California sun intensify fall color at the LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.

There, crepe myrtle and Chinese pistache continue to carry deep red and orange color. A canyon of glowing pencil cactus challenges anyone to pass through it cautiously and red aloe have deepened to their vermillion color and are pushing sepals up in advance of the New Year when hummingbirds will be attracted to their pagoda-like blooms.

Red aloe, Aloe cameronii, LA County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens (12/2/20) Frank McDonough
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