Village News/Jerry Kalman photos
FALLBROOK – Blooming flowers are everywhere at the Fallbrook Land Conservancy’s Palomares House. Recent heavy rains are treating the community with extensive blooms and they, in turn, attract bees that pollinate the flowers to ensure there should be another riot of color next year like there is now.
Volunteers and staff use FLC’s sculpture garden along South Stage Coach Lane as the place where they encourage and cultivate this natural habitat for native and drought tolerant plants.
The scores of different species bloom naturally among several sculptures that depict wildlife native to this area. In addition to today’s carpet of California poppies, visitors also find purple lupine, yellow desert sunflowers and orange gazanias, among others.
Soon, the redbud trees will erupt in a showy spray of reddish flowers that add a higher dimension of color to the sculpture garden.
The FLC’s sculpture garden is open to the public daily during daylight hours, 1815 S. Stage Coach Lane.
Submitted by the Fallbrook Land Conservancy.