Each month as I’m putting together my Bloomday post I usually go back to previous years to see if the garden is ahead, or behind. This May it’s definitely ahead and I’m loving every minute of it! I’m also hoping that our mini May heat wave (4 days in the 80’s only qualifying as a heat wave because it’s May, in Portland Oregon) doesn’t zap the livelihood of these colorful flowers, I’d like them to stick around for awhile! Grevillea molonglo...
Ceanothus 'Joyce Coulter'
Cerinthe major 'Purpurescens'
Disporum cantoniense 'Night Heron'
Euphorbia 'Blackbird,' this plant just keeps on giving! It's flowers have moved through several different shades of near black, purple, green and orange.
Fremontodendron 'California Glory'
Taking pictures for this Bloomday post was the first I'd noticed one of my Hesperaloe is going to bloom, yay!
Kangaroo paw (I seem to be stuck in super macro mode today don't I?)
Magnolia laevifolia, just starting to open. I was afraid all the moving around and waiting in a container to be replanted somewhere had caused the blooms to not open this year. Thankfully I was wrong.
Our inherited 'old school' Rhododendron. Since the one in the back garden went away this spring we're down to just one, I'm quite attached to it and hope it remains healthy.
Lily of the Valley
Sedum, which I can never remember the name of...
(This one's for you Alison) My neighbors Trachycarpus fortunei in bloom
Veratrum californicum, not yet blooming but I really like how it looks at this stage.
And finally, the Echium!
Echium x wildpretii 'Rocket,' the flowers started out pink but are slowly changing to more of a purple.
And the colorful show they are putting on together...
Echium x wildpretii 'Rocket' in the back garden, now over 9ft tall.
And I'll wrap up this lengthy post with an image of the crimson clover we're currently enjoying in a vase on the mantle. It's blooming in a field near the house and I think it's just gorgeous!
Visit May Dreams Gardens for links to more May blooms...Happy Bloomday!