I went out to photograph for this post planning to get just a few floral highlights, you know...to keep it simple. The next thing I knew I was cataloging, trying to capture each and every flower in the garden. I missed a few but here's most of what's blooming here in my NE Portland garden in June. If you want to see what blooms other bloggers are sharing from their gardens, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens, our hostess.
Alchemilla mollis, yes mostly blurry but right there in the center are a couple of in-focus flowers...
Brachyglottis greyi, this was my favorite plant in the garden last week, despite those silly flowers.
Canna, short and with no I.D., let's just call it grocery store canna...
Callistemon viridiflorus, just about finished blooming but it kept a couple for bloomday.
All three of my Callistemon ‘Woodlander's Hardy Red’survived last winter, although all had varying degrees of damage. This one's just getting started with the blooms.
This one is a little further along.
Ceanothus impressus ‘Victoria’
Cerenthe major 'purpurescens'
Curculigo crassifolia JSM
Echeveria 'Perle Von Nürnberg'
Echium russicum is just about done with the show.
As is this tiny Echium wildpretii. Just purchased this spring it decided to bloom, I wanted it to stick around and get that nice big rosette of silver foliage, ah well...
Eryngium giganteum, not so "giganteum" since it too decided to bloom shorty after purchase.
A new eryngium, who's name I can't remember.
Grevillea 'Peaches and Cream'...yay! It lived through the winter and there are a ton of blooms getting ready to open.
Grevillea 'Superb', this is one I brought back from The Ruth Bancroft Garden last summer. This bloom has been open for a little over a week.
This one is just getting started.
Also from The Ruth Bancroft Garden, Leucadendron 'Wilson's Wonder' looking like it's thinking about blooming as well...
Lysimachia nummularia (Creeping Jenny)
The last Magnolia macrophylla bloom of the year...
Opuntia santa-rita, not quite in time for bloomday but what the heck...
Paris polyphylla - Heronswood form
Rodgersia 'Bronze Peacock'
My first Sarracenia flower, one of a pair.
Here's the other...
Saxifraga x longifolia
Sedum 'Vera Jamison' with the spent blooms of Parahebe perfoliata...
There are 17 yucca bloom spikes in the front garden, oh what a show it will be when they open! Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'...
And plain old Yucca filamentosa.
Finally, did you know daylillys make great cut flowers? I accidentally broke this stem of an inherited (NOID) plant last week and it's been going strong and blooming away non-stop...Happy June Blooms to you!
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