Photo captured with the fuji x100 compact camera.
Magic purple carpet pacific grove.
It is truly one of monterey s best site seeing attractions.
Known as the purple carpet the magenta ice plant or drosanthemum floribundum fully blooms and spreads its way down the shoreline and spills into the turquoise pacific ocean for a truly magical spectacle.
Pacific grove sigh over monterey peninsula s magic carpet find the colorful ice plants around monterey pacific grove and neighboring communities in april and the beginning of may.
Don t be surprised if you need your sunglasses while driving down ocean view boulevard or biking along the monterey bay coastal recreation trail in pacific grove a phenomenon known as the magic purple carpet springs up along pg s breathtaking coastline beginning in early april and lasting through late may the magenta ice plant blankets the rocky coast for a truly.
Laws says the upkeep of the pacific grove magic carpet has been inconsistent over the years.
He says weeds have been creeping in amongst the blooms.
Beautiful purple flowers and scenery at the pacific grove coastline.
The purple carpet in pacific grove is just a site to behold.
Amy colony the volunteer coordinator for the city of pacific grove has gathered roughly 20 to 30 gardeners and magic carpet aficionados to clear weeds and replant swaths of ice plants.
The pink purple iconic magic carpet along parts of pacific grove s coastline on monday.
It is a phenomenon unique to pacific grove one that generates more phone calls to local hotels than any other terrestrial occurrence in the county.
Fleeting though it is the magic carpet is perhaps the one feature of pacific grove that puts it on the map for visitors before all other attractions in the city.
Drosanthemum floribundum or magic carpet as it is sometimes called is blooming behind.
Somewhere in april and may every year the flowers go full bloom purple and it is call the purple carpet for a reason.
It is only in full bloom a few weeks every year so do not miss this one.
It took hayes perkins about 14 years to plant the mile long stretch of flowers that bloom from april to august.
Pacific grove s magic carpet the incredibly colorful flowers get to bursting around the start of april.