It's Bloomday once again and things are most definitely taking a turn, a most welcome turn towards spring. Here in Portland, Oregon, we finally had that anticipated stretch of warm and sunny days where you can get out and soak up the sun and know that winter is really and truly over. Thank god!
During our freaky arctic cold last December I succumbed to fear mongering over the idea of loosing the buds on my Edgeworthia and covered them with socks. Now they're looking good, but so are most of the others around town that weren't pampered. Ah well, better safe than sorry... Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Nanjing Gold'
My orange Edgeworthia, E. chrysantha 'Akebono' is in a container and thus easier protected.
Love those blooms!
Even though the in-ground Acacia pravissima died off I've got another in a container. Yay for plant insurance!
All three of the Arctostaphylos are blooming, A. x 'Austin Griffiths' was the easiest to photograph.
Aucuba himalaica var. dolichophylla, still in a nursery pot awaiting spring planting.
Azara microphylla blooms! They really do smell like a mix of vanilla and cocoa...
Ceanothus 'Dark Star' buds so ready to pop open...
The Euphorbia trio: E. 'Ascot Rainbow'
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae
The hellebores are still going strong. Helleborus foetidus and H. ballardiae 'Pink Frost'
And the Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Hindwarf' hasn't missed a beat for a few months now. I've heard of some people around town who lost their loropetalum this winter, mine was newly purchased and not yet planted out, thus easy to protect. It will be going in the ground soon...
That's a wrap on my blooms, as always visit May Dreams Gardens for links to all the bloggers participating in the Bloomday fun.
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