Spring is in full, glorious bloom in Portland this April...and I've got a lot of flowers to share! First up let's start with the Euphorbias and the bright acid yellow of E. polychroma...
More bright green flowers, but above purple-tinted foliage (darker in fall and winter) – Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Ruby Glow’...
This one appears to be less attractive to aphids than E. 'Blackbird', although there are still a couple lurking about.
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae, popping up among the Podophyllum peltatum.
Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow'
It's time to cut back the Euphorbia rigida, before those seeds all pop!
And the last Euphorbia, E. griffithii ‘Fireglow’
Some of you may recall I've gone on record as not liking Epimedium, well except for the spiny E. wushanense. This E. 'Amber Queen' is a bit of a look-alike and a lot cheaper.
Lewisia NOID, with the first of many flowers.
Grevillea juniperina 'Molonglo' and Saxifraga x urbium (tiny white flowers).
Grevillea ‘Poorinda Leane’ – blooming since January!
Grevillea victoriae 'Murray Queen' – blooming since November!!
Fothergilla gardenii 'Blue Mist'
Poncirus trifoliata, this was covered in flowers a week ago, most of them have since fallen.
I wonder if there will be fruit?
Love love love this one.
Disporum cantonese 'Green Giant'
Since the wind was blowing I thought I'd hold them for a still shot.
Disporum cantonese ‘Night Heron’ – almost there!
Podophyllum pleianthum leaves.
I would have sworn this one took last year off, but looking back I see it bloomed right on schedule (it's wonderful to have a seven year record of blooms in my garden).
Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Hindwarf' – don't those leaves look horrid? They're supposed to be dark...
Rhododendron stenopetalum 'Linearifolium'
Still haven't planted this one, I need to get on that.
Dianella prunina Rainbow Twist is going to bloom! Yes, that's its blurry bloom spike.
I am thrilled many of my volunteer Cerinthe purpurea survived winter and are blooming.
Lupinus albifrons, which is really purple, really!
Ceanothus 'Dark Star' and Ajuga 'Black Scallop' – not a planned blue-bloom combo, but there it is.
Ceanothus 'Dark Star'
Ajuga 'Black Scallop'
And even though both of these Abutilon are new purchases I'm including them: A. 'Victor Reiter'
And A. Sweet Southern Charm
Finally, with the graceful arches of Stachyurus salicifolius this Bloomday is a wrap!
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