Happy Garden Bloggers Bloomday for May, 2 days late! What can I say? It's a busy time of year. You're going to experience a little weather whiplash in these photos. I knew there were a lot of blooms to capture so I started taking photos on Friday when it was sunny (thinking I'd be posting on Sunday the 15th, actual Bloomday). I finished up on Saturday when the skies had turned grey and a steady drizzle was falling.
I start the tour with Embothrium coccineum, blooming way up where the hummingbirds can feel safe enjoying it.
And where I can only enjoy the vague outline of the flowers...
Unless I use the zoom on my camera.
Abutilon 'Victor Reiter'
Lucky shot with the camera hand reaching around behind another flower...
Just keeps on blooming and blooming, and look at all those buds!
Abutilon megapotamicum 'Red'
This one defoliated over the winter, but look at it now!
Over wintered Anigozanthos (yay!) – oh and it's in a container, not in the ground.
Eryngium pandanifolium var. lasseauxii, nearly impossible to get in focus, especially if I wanted to show the flower and the plant.
Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi'
Callistemon sieberi, I believe – this one was bought without a label at a "tough love" sale.
Callistemon viridiflorus and Echium wildpretii
Echium wildpretii, at my favorite stage, with the drying-up older blue flowers and the new bright pink.
Echium russicum, the shorter and hardier little sister of E. wildpretii.
Parahebe perfoliata, which just didn't want to photograph well!
Veratrum Californicum, the foliage is way down out of frame, but very cool (images here)
Ceanothus impressus ‘Victoria’
Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens' – I am thrilled this one has finally started to seed around my garden.
Grevillea ‘Poorinda Leane’ – damn, that's out of focus!
Lomatia tinctoria, a Protea family member from Tasmania.
Magnolia macrophylla...love those huge blooms!
And then they turn brown.
Nicotiana alata ‘Lime Green'
Saxifraga x longifolia
Symphytum × uplandicum 'Axminster Gold' – it's gone a little crazy.
That's my tardy look at what's blooming in my garden this May, thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting!
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