Category Archives: California

Spring Field at Filoli Gardens in California

Spring Field, originally uploaded by mother holda.

Location: Filoli Gardens in Woodside, California
Date: March 21, 2013
Copyright and comment: mother holda

The Daffodil field at Filoli Gardens in Woodside, California is always a spectacular herald of Spring to garden lovers. The fruit trees were planted to bloom in time with the field of flowers and provide a riot of colours one wouldn’t find out of a place in an Impressionistic painting.

Daffodils at the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, California

More narcissus, originally uploaded by sjb5.

Pacific Palisades, California. sjb5 says: “The picture was taken last Sunday at the Getty Villa. Spring comes early here! The flowers were growing by a fountain (so apt for narcissus!) in the Herb Garden of the Getty Villa, a museum of mostly Greek and Roman antiquities. The Villa itself is laid out to resemble a Roman villa, most notably the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum. It is a beautiful place!”

First Daffodils and Berry in Clovis, California

daffos new teeth 3- CGB, originally uploaded by Laila Neihoum.

Photographer Laila Neihoum tells us about this January 12, 2011 image taken at Clovis Botanical Garden in the Central Valley region of California: The Coordinator emailed garden volunteers that she “noticed Daffodils starting to push through the mulch, and with all the rainstorms, there will be lots of weeds waiting for us.”

So there we were! We worked all morning, trimming the bushes. We had a good chat while sipping coffee at rest time. I took many pictures of the daffodils and the red ripe berries of the arbutus tree.

Daffodil Hour at Filoli in Woodside, California

Filoli Feb 2010, originally uploaded by pictureted.

Photographer pictureted tells us about this February 26, 2010 image: This shot was taken on the first Friday of Filoli’s Daffodil extravaganza. I’m lucky to live nearby so I could catch “the” hour of sunshine that day. I love the textures, shapes and rhythms, as well as the colors.

Click here for our Daffodil Festivals website page on Filoli.

Daffodil Daydreams in Woodside, California

Daffodil Daydreams 2010, originally uploaded by ksuayan.

Photographer ksuayan has taken a stunning set of photographs at Filoli. Here is what he says about this February 28, 2010 image: “This photoset was taken last week in Redwood City, CA at the Filoli Gardens during the Daffodil Daydreams event: www.filoli.org/newsletter/features-02-10.html“.

Click here for our Daffodil Festivals website page on Filoli.

Daffodil Days at Ironstone in Murphys, California

Photographer Luvin’ the light tells us about this February 28, 2010 image: The little town called Murphys is in the California Sierra Nevada Foothills, famous for the California Gold Rush. The Ironstone Winery, in Murphys, holds a festival every March called Daffodil Days. They have thousands of daffodils planted on the grounds, some lovely displays in pots and a Daffodil plant show and contest.

It’s a big event and people come from all over Northern California to visit it every year.

Note from the editor: See information about the Ironstone Daffodil Days March 12 – 14, 2010 here. The American Daffodil Society National Show and Convention is being held at Ironstone this year from March 11 – 14, 2010.

Daffodils and Redwoods near Eureka, California

Daffodils and Redwoods., originally uploaded by Einsteinophile.

Photographer Einsteinophile tells us about this March 10, 2010 image of foggy daffodils: The picture was taken at the main campus of College of the Redwoods, a community college district that serves Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties in Northern California. This one is located just south of Eureka, CA. Daffodils grow like crazy here! The school and a lot of other places are just covered with them this time of year. It really does a lot to brighten things up, because we are right on the ocean, and so we don’t get to see the sun much from October until about July. I took this photo when I realized that you could see the redwoods and the fog coming off of them, and thought the dark background would make a great contrast to the bright yellow flowers.