It seems that every Bloomday I'm writing (or at least thinking) "wow...how did it get to be the 15th of the month already!?" Breaking with tradition this month I can't quite believe it's only the 15th. Seems like June should be almost over, what with all I've packed into it already. I'm not complaining...it's like somehow managing to find an entire extra week, how wonderful is that? I do think the endless sun and heat (again, not complaining) is adding to the time-warp. Anyway...blooms! What's blooming? Here are the fabulous little flowers on Echeveria secunda...
And another Echeveria, this one bought on the cheap and only marked as "hybrid"...
Yellow combo photo: Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco' and Euphorbia polychroma.
That NOID (or not, if I would go find the tag!) Eryngium is bluing up, perhaps it's 'Sapphire Blue'?
Zaluzianskya capensis 'Midnight Candy'...I can't comment on it's supposedly exquisite nighttime fragrance - as my allergies are making sure my nose isn't capable of smelling much. Hopefully there will be more blooms on which I can report.
The Embothrium coccineum is in glorious bloom. I love this plant!
The last bloom on the Callistemon viridiflorus...
And the first's on the Callistemon 'Woodlander's Hardy Red'.
Grevillea ‘Poorinda Leane’
Paris polyphylla - Heronswood form
Epimedium 'I need to go find the label, but you know - it's one of the spiky ones'...
Sarracenia, note how there's a reverse parachute under the umbrella-like upper petals.
Eryngium agavifolium. It doesn't look like much, flowerwise, but if you want bees to be happy plant this!
My first Moluccella laevis (Bells of Ireland) via Amy at a plant swap. I pray these will seed around and I'll have more (taller ones) in the future.
Grevillea 'Superb', looking a little pale.
Nymphaea 'Marliacea Chromatella'...I think I'm going to add another water lily to the tank. I love the foliage and the flowers!
I think this might be Peltandra virginica, but in every photo I find of it online it's flowers are white. This is all mine have done. I'm not complaining as I rather like the simplicity.
Lobelia laxiflora, almost blooming...
This is the most exciting of all my bloomday flowers. They don't look like much do they?
They're the first blooms from my Dierama 'Merlin'...
I actually ended up buying three Dierama this spring. Two went in quite conspicuous places, this one is hidden. Naturally it's the one that decided to bloom. Still, I'm thrilled.
One last thing to share. Hesperaloe parviflora blooming right outside my kitchen window (that's the reason for the blur, a window screen). Right where I eat breakfast every morning...
Bring on the hummingbirds!
As always the official bloom recognition happens over at May Dreams Gardens. Where there are links to all the bloggers who've posted in celebration.
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