Friday, July 15, 2011
Bloomday, July 2011
It seems that Bloomday just keep coming around faster and faster doesn’t it? Things are crazy around here this month so I’ll admit to some cheating…I took a few of these pictures earlier in the week, but I promise they are all still blooming today. The Yucca’s are just getting started with their tall dramatic bloom spikes. Echinops 'arctic glow' and Macleaya cordata (plume poppy) in the background. Acanthus mollis, it's first bloom since being moved early in 2010. Agapanthus, since today is supposed to be sunny it should go ahead and open later in the day...hopefully. Alchemilla mollis, or Lady's Mantle... Eryngium agavifolium Eryngium agavifolium, with a flat-top! I thought last year was a fluke when this same plant bloomed with a flat-top, apparently not. Salvia clevelandii 'alpine' obviously not quite to bloom status but so odd that I had share. Hesperaloe parviflora Eucomis 'oakhurst'...getting taller! Ophiopogon planiscapus (Black Mondo Grass) Astilboides tabularis Astilboides tabularis again, so you can see where the flower is coming from (the round leaves). Callistemon 'Woodlanders Hardy Red' Crocosmia lucifer at my favorite stage, just about to bloom. Echium pininana, after a little rain. Looks like it's time for this one to go away...unfortunately. It still has flowers blooming though! Eremurus (Fox-tail lily) Eriophyllum lanatum, or Oregon Sunshine Euphorbia Excalibur Genista aetnensis...I have two of this plant, which will someday be a tree. One is starting to bloom, while the other is a couple of weeks away, those little flowers smell wonderful! Hosta (unknown) Hydrangea, late this year! Ligularia ‘ rocket’ Lupine Privet Which is a garbage and pollen producing nightmare right now! Syneilesis (Shredded Umbrella Plant), I'm beginning to think this is not ever going to open. It's been weeks! Chocolate Ball Sedum, every time I look at this plant I think of a velour shirt one of my brothers wore in the 70's, seriously. Another Sedum... Sempervivum arachnoideum That's it for my July blooms! Visit May Dreams Gardens for all the Bloomday links!