Yes I know it's not May yet, but April is so last month, and besides, that was all about cherries. Douglas Justice's May blog will be out soon (May 2018 in the Garden - UBC Botanical Garden) and will be all about May flowers. Some in the Garry Oak Meadow have jumped the gun just like I'm doing. I don't know when sea blush, Plectritis congesta, started up, but there sure is a lot of it, looking very colourful. Also fully open are beach strawberry, Fragaria chiloensis. The Camassia (camas) are just starting to open. I can't tell which species this is. The possibilities here are Camassia quamash subsp. maxima and Camassia leichtlinii subsp. suksdorfii.