May is a wonderfully busy time for a native plant nursery. Plant orders are going out, customers are coming in, lots of transplanting is underway… and it is too easy to get wrapped up in the pressing needs to not see and appreciate the beauty that is developing all around.
It’s difficult for me to make time to photograph or write about the growth and developments happening every week at Derby Canyon Natives. Fortunately, Erin Carlson is an employee this spring who, among her many talents, is also a fine photographer. I asked her to take some time on a recent morning to capture with her camera some of the nursery plants at this stage of the season, and I’m very happy she has shared these images with me, and you.
A honeybee visits the blossoms in our patch of prostrate ceanothus (Ceanothus prostratus)
Thank you, Erin!