There are many place close to home where the flowers are blooming. The Long Beach Nature center, Bolsa Chica Wetlands, and even in local neighborhoods. California State University at Long Beach is a great place to see flowers in bloom right now. There Landscape and Gardening staff should take great pride in the array of plants (many drought tolerant) that are in and around the campus; usually, in coordinated colors.
If you have the opportunity to visit the campus you won’t be disappointed. Also enjoy the Japanese gardens.
Enjoy! Craig Lowe