Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Carlsbad Flower Fields

In the 1920's, an horticulturist by the name of Luther Gage brought some Ranunculus Seeds from England to Southern California to see if they would grow in the sandy soil next to the Pacific Ocean.
Well, I would have to say that Mr. Gage was successful.
These are the Fabulous Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California.
They are in bloom every year from about mid-March through May.
This type of Ranunculus is called the Tecolote
 after the big-eyed Mexican owls in the area.
You can see the Flower Fields from the highway when you're driving between San Diego and Los Angeles. It is so pretty. It looks like it's Snowing Flowers.
You can stop and pose as a Flower with the Flowers.
 Or the Flowers can pose as Flowers with the Flowers.
This is an aerial view.
 (I was not in an airplane. I took this from the information board at the entrance.)
Ooooooooooh....
Ahhhhhh.....
Thank You Luther Gage!











14 comments:

  1. OMG this pst is so pretty:) I LOVE flowers they make me so happy. I bought roses yesterday:)

    If you want some bathroom inspiration, check out my new post.

    LOVE M

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  2. Oh wow! And grow they did!! Ranunculus are my favorites! Lucky you to experience this in person.

    Keri

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  3. THANK YOU for so sweet words about my eye for beauty:) that really made my day..to inspire people. In my next post I share my fav chocolate cake with the world:)
    have a awsome week.

    BIG LOVE M

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  4. Wow! i did not know about this- this is amazing, thanks for sharing - I am going the tulip festival in Ottawa this weekend, will get nice shots i hope!

    Ariane

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    1. How fun! Tulips are my FAVORITE FLOWER.

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  5. STUPENDOUS!
    Who needs Holland when you've got this?
    Happy about the pink toenails!! :)
    merci carolg

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  6. Absolutely breathtaking!!!!

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  7. ''Ooh AAH'' indeed. What spectacular photos!

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  8. o wow this look amazing!! must have to see for me when visiting California ;)
    xxo

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  9. Hi Connie, thank you for your comment on my blog about Chanel. I just love Chanel too. Wow, I never knew this existed in Southern California. I e-mailed this post to my uncle who lives in L.A. He loves gardening.

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  10. How beautiful and colourful !

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