Wow, look at this...a Bloomday post an entire day early. Am I cheating or what!? Yes, yes I am. But tomorrow is the Green on Green Tour and I'll (hopefully) be up to my eyeballs in garden guests. No time to be online. So, here are my August blooms...hope you enjoy and wish you all could be here in my garden tomorrow...
Canna 'Durban', I love that orange flower...
A Canna NOID, this one has the most elegant simple flower...unfortunately caught up in an unfurling leaf.
Liatris spicata, a victim of my cramscaping ways. The poor thing is blooming away back there behind a Callistemon.
Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart', just keeps on blooming and blooming.
Ditto for Grevillea 'Poorinda Leane'.
Grevillea 'Austraflora Fanfare' paused for a bit, but is back at it.
That fuzzy little guy was amazingly patient while I moved a leaf out of the way to get a better shot.
Echevaria nodulosa, almost in bloom.
Looks like once it gets going it's going to last awhile.
Abutilon Nuabtang has had blooms going all summer (if this is sounding like a justification for why my Bloomday posts are all so similar, perhaps it is)....
Colutea x media, or is it Colutea arborescens (?)...
The blooms on Thalia geniculata Ruminoides are so tall it's impossible to get a good photo, well, without getting a ladder.
Slightly better (I pulled the stalk down a little closer).
This is the plant producing the tall spike.
My one and only Eucomis bloom this year, and on a plant that has never bloomed before.
Kniphofia 'Mango Popsicle'
Alstroemeria isabellana continues to send up blooms, I appreciate it's longevity.
Abutilon megapotamicum 'Red'
Nymphaea 'Marliacea Chromatella'
I will never tire of this flower...
I bought one Ricinus communis this year, naturally it's way ahead of my seedlings...
Grevillea 'Neil Bell'...I wonder if there will every be a Bloomday without this shrub blooming its heart out?
Just when I think the Moluccella laevis is done it sends out a new bunch of flowers. Seeds have been dropping too, hopefully this means more next year.
Crocosmia 'Orangeade', with crispy foliage.
I let the Acanthus mollis bloom-spikes stick around long after they've stopped being blooms. I like the dried, papery look of them.
Did you notice this little guy down in the left-hand corner? He looked so photogenic sitting there.
Hesperaloe parviflora 'Yellow' is a new addition to the front garden, from a recent visit to Cistus Nursery.
The last of the Sempervivum to bloom...
And I'll end with Eryngium maritimum, another repeat but wow...it's so cool! As you probably know Bloomday is a monthly meme hosted by May Dreams Gardens...click on that link to see all the flowers others are sharing from their gardens.
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