Friday, March 15, 2013

Bloomday for March 2013...

It’s spring! Oh I know not really, not quite yet, but its close enough for me, and my garden (and I couldn’t be happier). Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Akebono’

Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Nanjing Gold'

Such a little "Charlie Brown" shrub...

Acacia pravissima

One of the descriptions I read about the blooms on this Bocconia frutescens said “The flowers are not showy”…ya, you can say that again! I think this is as good as it’s gonna get.

The sure to be “showy” flowers of the Clianthus puniceus haven’t made an appearance yet, still I’m loving every minute of their development.

The Pieris japonica seems extra fragrant this year.

Arctostaphylos x ‘Austin Griffiths'

Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Sentinel’

How about a couple Euphorbia? Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow'…

This the best year yet for 'Ascot Rainbow' as it’s getting more sun since the huge Rhody came out last spring. Euphorbia amygdaloides var. Robbiae

Euphorbia characias wulfenii, not quite there yet…

This plant is slated for removal just as soon as it’s bloomed (or whenever I feel like it). It’s time to allow the Callestemon behind it to have free reign, and besides the euphorbia is getting a little old and knarly at its base.

Euphorbia rigida…

Still loving this one!

Not flowers but I had to share the fabulous seeds on the Fatsia japonica. It’s a bumper crop this year.

The many blooms on Grevillea juniperina ‘Lava Cascade’ are just starting to open.

And Grevillea ‘Poorinda Leane’ is really putting on a show!

Finally the hellebores… H. foetidus and H. x ballardiae Pink Frost

Helleborus argutifolius

A combo shot of Helleborus argutifolius along with my little purple unknown Hellebore.

I’ve moved this thing twice within the last month (to get it out of the way of a project) and it’s rewarded me with another bloom. I think it’s happy to finally be getting a little attention!

Need more spring time bliss? Visit May Dreams Gardens for links to flowers all over the world on this Garden Bloggers Bloomday!

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43 comments:

  1. You make me want an Edgeworthia SO badly. Gorgeous blooms!

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    1. And you should have one...why not?

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  2. Another hellebore bloom after transplanting it twice? That's such a treat! Your spring garden blooms are beautiful.

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    1. That poor little plant is such a survivor, hopefully it will be happy in it's new home.

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  3. Oh so envious! My gardens are brown with one tiny little bloom... but I have hope in my heart for more!

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    1. And I suspect your hope will be richly rewarded soon!

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  4. It's well and truly spring already in your garden Loree, and it's only just begun...

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    1. I think we're all holding our breath here in Portland. Our springs have been so wet and cold the last few years, this is an amazing treat. Will it last?

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  5. "Charlie Brown" shrub indeed! :)

    Hellebores don't really do it for me, but that unknown purple one might be tipping me toward "gotta grow".
    How I wish I could grow Grevillea though...

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    1. I've always wondered how people get so worked over hellebores, they are lovely but not AMAZING. Maybe it's the pent up winter stress. Grevillea though...those I can't get enough of.

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  6. Your zone 8 and my zone 8 are sooooo different! What a wonderful post of things mostly exotic for me.

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    1. Ha! Yep...a number is just a number isn't it?

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  7. I'm so happy to see your Grevillea flowers, maybe mine will start flowering soon. I keep seeing Edgeworthia on a lot of blogs, I think maybe I need one. I love that orange one!

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    1. Does your grevillea have buds Alison? I do agree, you need an edgeworthia.

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  8. Funny how some of the prettiest and largest blooms emerge on the Charlie Brown shrubs. Most of the blooms look so unique to me because we don't see those plants around here much.

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    1. That's one of the best parts of bloomday isn't it? Seeing things that don't bloom in your area?

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  9. Wow! I've just fallen in love with that Arctostaphylos densiflora. I had never heard of this before - it's gorgeous. Obviously an acid lover judging by those flowers!!

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    1. I should have included it's common name, Manzantia...does that ring any bells?

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  10. Looking fabulous as always Loree! Grevilla 'Lava Cascade' is on my list! Aren't euphorbias wonderful? Ascot Rainbow is becomming one of my favorites. That gorgeous foliage 365 days a year? Who could ask for anything more?

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    1. My little 'Ascot Rainbow' has struggled for years, I'm hoping this is it's year!

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  11. Love that purple hellebore, but you have so many beautiful plants in bloom. I am off to look up Arctostaphylos since I have never heard of them before, which is also why I love GBBD!

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    1. I love the name of your blog Janet!

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  12. Love the photos!!!! Charlie Brown hahaha I say that about plants too. I love the Grevillea. Awesome plant. And that purple Hellebore... beautiful!!!

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    1. I'm hoping that little Charlie takes on a better form this year.

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  13. I must be in a cold pocket here, all my plants are so behind in the blooming! My Charlie Brown died the first winter I planted it , drat!

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    1. Oh no! I'm sorry Linda, was it one of the really bad winters? I've not heard of edgeworthia being risky.

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  14. I think it is totally inconsiderate of you to show Akebono until it is available on the other side of the continent.

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    1. I am sorry Les! If I see a little one that's shipable do you want me to let you know?

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  15. Beautiful! Now I think I need a ‘Akebono’ to match my orange house.

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    1. Oh but maybe it would blend and you wouldn't see it? Maybe in front of a nice green bunch of foliage though...oh that would pop!

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  16. Oh yeah! Makes up for yet another drive-by T or C today, the land of scalloped concrete rings around all 3 plants int he front yard.

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  17. Great color on your Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow'! You have a wonderful collection of Hellebores too! Maybe March will continue to treat us nicely? Happy GBBD! Cheers, Jenni

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    1. Oh Jenni I hope so...more nice March weather would be wonderful.

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  18. Pieris is one I thought I would have for March but it's a no-go so far. One of my favorite local nurseries opens to day. I think I'll take a ride and see what they've got for Hellebores-maybe one of those sweet 'Pink Frost'. Happy GBBD!

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    1. Yay for nursery visits! I hope you find a few nice things, which of course you'll share on your blog. I would have never bought that 'Pink Frost' not with so many great green, yellow, and dark ones available. It was a gift from a nursery at a presentation I went to a couple of years ago, I have grown rather attached to it.

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  19. Euphorbias take the cake this time of year! I love them! Especially your Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow,' looooooove!!!

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    1. This is the time of year where EVERYWHERE all around town euphorbia are busting out in their chartreuse glory. I love it.

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  20. What awesome looking plants! They seem very exotic to my Zone 6a eyes. ^_~ Happy Bloom Day!

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  21. Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Akebono’ ...is this the common name thry are lovely do thye get leaves or green thingss haha

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  22. I have to look for that peachy Grevillea - it's wonderful. I'd also love to have the Pieris japonica but I've already tried zonal denial there 2x without success.

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  23. You know, I think you have the knack to grow just about anything. What a splendid bloom day.

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  24. These look great! I was going to ask you if you've tried growing acacia before and I see now that you have... and it's blooming. When I was in L.A. I really liked Acacia boormanii, so I may give it a try here.

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