It's May! It's Bloomday! And it's hot, a new record high yesterday in Portland of 91F, today we back of to a more "reasonable" (not really, not for mid-May) 88F. So let's start this bloomday show with the hot pinks, no I don't go looking for them, they just find me...
We inherited this Peony with the house, this is the first time I remember it blooming in sunshine and heat. Usually it's rain which weighs down the heavy blossoms and has them laying on the ground.
I apologize for this one (a Lewisia) but the color is just so insane I had to share it. It's a touch less vibrant in the flesh.
Here's my mellow Lewisia...
The Rheum palmatum bloom tops out at just about 6ft.
Watching it unfold has been quite the spectacle.
My bouganvillea went through a pouting face when things were cool and wet. I hope it's enjoying the heat. Camarillo Fiesta Bouganvillea
The Abutilon 'Red Tiger' isn't yet tall enough to hold it's big blooms in the air.
These are not blooms, but scouting about for flowers to photograph I was excited to see our sarracenia is going to bloom.
Ditto for the Echeveria 'Perle Von Nürnberg'...
When it went in the ground (finally, after a long winter) this Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum looked like it wasn't going to make it, however it's put out some new foliage and even a few new blooms.
Also inherited, Clematis montana is just about finished blooming for the year.
Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens' is just about to start.
London Pride, Saxifraga x urbium, with a chewed on rodgersia leaf.
Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow'
I don't know what I was thinking when I bought a 6-pack of Nicotiana. Well actually I do know what I was thinking, I thought I was buying the tall plants. Not these little pip-squeaks.
This is the last of the Magnolia laevifolia blooms. They put on quite a show this year.
Podophyllum peltatum, the flowers...
Which are held under these leaves.
Solomon's Seal, which I recently discovered makes a great cut flower.
It's going to be a big year for Syneilesis aconitifolia blooms...
Finally the blue flowers of Parahebe perfoliata...
And we end the show with my new (so excited!) water lilly. Our stock tank "pond" is now in the sun which allows an entirely new selection of water plants...
As always visit May Dreams Gardens for the list of bloggers participating in bloomday this 15th day of May.
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