The fertile ground in this part of the Central Valley is good not just for fruits and vegetables, but a great variety of other plants. During late winter and spring you can see flowers on trees, bushes, and on the ground throughout the city.


Magnolia. Close-up of tree blossoms.

African daisies in the Arboretum.

A tree in the Arboretum.

Bumblebee on California lilacs in Village Homes garden near Russell Boulevard, taken in April 08

Just a real nice house in town.

Flowering quince in the Arboretum, by Lake Spafford.

California poppies in April 08, taken in West Davis

Poppies and purple larkspurs in a Village Homes garden, taken in May 08

Cherry Blossoms taken in February 09 by Lysle Leach Hall

Unknown flowers at Stonegate Lake in early March

Unknown Orchard off County Road 99 during Sunset in early March


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2007-06-14 14:09:13   Is this page really relevant? —CarlosOverstreet

  • Well, the wiki is "an interconnected community effort to explore, discuss and compile anything and everything about Davis — especially the little, enjoyable things." I'd say spring flowers count among the little, enjoyable things about Davis. —CovertProfessor

2007-06-14 14:29:16   They do, but there is already a flora page that has different species and cultivars that people can explore further in depth and includes miscellaneous pictures. This page seems more like a photo gallery than anything of substance. I suppose it could be edited to include the plethora of flowering plants in spring and the country feel they give to the town. Especially after the seasonal depression of Winter. —CarlosOverstreet

2007-06-14 21:11:03   Yes, but the flora page is about the factual nature of flowers, while this is more about aesthetic appreciation of them. I like it. —JabberWokky

2007-06-14 21:19:33   I see your point, Carlos, and I also agree that more pictures would help. I love the diversity of flowers that you see in people's gardens, and more of those pictures would be nice. —CovertProfessor

2007-06-14 21:21:21   OK. How do you think we could best make this page better than what it was. —CarlosOverstreet

2007-06-14 21:48:47   "Floral Beauty"? "Places to see Flowers"? Just like an entry about pets versus an entry about animals, this is flowers-as-beauty versus flowers-as-species? That's how I envision it, but it could go in several different directions at this point. —JabberWokky

2007-06-15 01:27:23   Should we organize it into sections, say "Flower Gardens", and "Misc Flora"? —CarlosOverstreet

2007-06-15 09:12:56   I think, like Shadiness Factor, there doesn't need to be much formal organization (yes, I am the same guy who constantly adds headers to some entries). Some entries are best left less structured, a la an art gallery. These are pretty pictures of the flowers in Davis. —JabberWokky

2007-06-15 17:59:44   We could call it "Stop and Smell the Davis Flowers" and add it to the various lists of things to do in Davis... :-) —CovertProfessor

2008-05-04 13:14:36   poppies come up in the grande school site, or at least they did —StevenDaubert

2013-05-02 23:17:10   I think it would be helpful to add times when the flowers on this page bloom. —CarlosOverstreet