Wednesday, June 15, 2016

June 2016, Garden Blogger's Bloomday

Here we are another month gone by...it's Bloomday! What's blooming in your garden? Our hostess Carol, at May Dreams Gardens, rounds up all the blogger's posts (check them out here). In my garden I'm swooning over the Anigozanthos...

Especially when I catch sight of the orange cap on the Melocactus acipinosus doing a color echo...

Ain't no stopping the Abutilons!

Abutilon 'Victor Reiter'

Abutilon Nuabyell

Abutilon megapotamicum 'Red'

And Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi' may not be pushing out a ton of blooms but there seems to always be at least one hanging around.

Eryngium agavifolium

Eryngium pandanifolium var. lasseauxii

Up close...

As I mentioned last week this is the best year yet for Feijoa sellowiana blooms.

And a few are doing this strange dark pink thing.

21 Yucca filamentosa/Y. filamentosa ‘Color Guard’ bloom spikes!

They line the hell-strip, and there are a few up near the front of the house.

Love them.

Callistemon ‘Woodlander's Hardy Red’has been crazy happy this year, it's wonderful to see it just right outside the front door.

Close up...

Hesperaloe parviflora, too windy for a close up.

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' (black mondo grass).

Grevillea 'Peaches and Cream' – not quite colored up yet.

Grevillea ‘Poorinda Leane’

Leucadendron 'Jester'

Lobelia laxiflora

NOID Bromeliad, no bloom hiding in there (yet?), but the color keeps getting more intense.

Nymphaea 'Joey Tomocik'

Paris polyphylla - Heronswood form

A record four "stems" this year!

Salpiglossis sinuata 'Chocolate Royale'...deep, dark and sexy.

Okay hold the presses! I've got a Melianthus major 'Antonow's Blue' bloom forming! I thought I'd sacrificed all the flowers when I chopped this plant back in February, but I guess not...

And finally, Passiflora 'Aphrodites Purple Nightie', yes that really is it's name. What's blooming in your garden?

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33 comments:

  1. The colour of that Kangaroo Paw is just superb! And so are most of your plants!

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    1. Isn't that fuzzy orange just fabulous? Love it.

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  2. Will I see you at the Garden Bloggers' Fling this year????

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    1. Sadly no, I'm sitting this one out.

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  3. Your first shot of the Anigozanthos against the blue agave is stunning! Everything looks so happy and healthy in your garden!

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    1. Funny how the camera avoids the ugly...

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  4. Many beauties--yellow mixing with silver & grey in the 3rd photo--very cool.

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    1. Thanks Hoov, I love how that area is shaping up!

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  5. What a range of flowers you have, Loree! I'm amazed by all the Yucca blooms - is that chorus a normal event? I just gave the Lobelia laxiflora and Melianthus major visible from my office a good hard stare of rebuke as neither seems to show any current inclination to bloom.

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    1. There are a few more Yucca flowers than normal this year, even after a couple were broken off by passersby.

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  6. Paris polyphylla just shot to the top of my must have list.

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    1. That beauty is from Cistus, btw.

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  7. My one abutilon looked so ratty after winter that I ditched it. I much prefer looking at photos of yours!

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    1. Maybe a chop would have been a better idea? I'm finding they don't mind a little cutting back and respond with new growth.

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  8. I think I only recognized three plant names! But what a gorgeous abundance. Am so into keeping up with the garden, planting and prepping for tour No. 2 and Mark's opening that I totally forgot it was bloom day. Maybe I can manage a foliage post . . .

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    1. Thanks for the reminder to click back and check out the photo at the top of you blog that I couldn't see yesterday (for some reason). Wish I could attend the opening and tour your garden. Geesh the two of you are BUSY!

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  9. 21 yucca blooms is impressive! The passiflora and all those other blooms are amazing too.

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    1. Thanks Shirley, I'm thrilled with the Yucca abundance!

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  10. I think you are having an excellent Bloomday. E.pandanifolium..you're killing me.

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    1. I am! The garden never ceases to amaze.

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  11. Oh, that Callistemon! If only any of mine were large enough to bloom. I have a couple that should be close. Cistus has a crop of that Abutilon megapotamicum 'Red' now. I took one home. Did you by any chance supply the cuttings?

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    1. Nope it wasn't me, it's a good one though, hopefully it will do well in your garden.

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  12. AnonymousJune 15, 2016

    Like Ricki, I'm knocked out by Paris polyphylla. And Salpiglossis sinuata 'Chocolate Royale'...raaawwwr. Must find out more!

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    1. I bought one of those Salpiglossis at Xera years ago, hadn't ever seen it since...so when I did, well, I grabbed it.

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  13. I loved visiting your garden a couple of years ago at the fling. Its hard to believe that you live just a four hour drive away but grow so many plants that don't grow here. Your garden is lovely.

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    1. Thank you! And I feel the same way about four hours (or so) south of here. The grass is always greener...

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  14. Wow, you've really got some exotic things going. I really like the variety. Gives me ideas...

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    1. When are you back in the U.S.?

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    2. It'll be the end of August, probably. Plenty of time to start scheming for next year!

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  15. I need to add Salpiglossis to the list of annuals that I make a point to grow every year, it's a great plant and easy to grow from seed. Call me weird, but I like the name of that Passionflower.

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  16. I love the Yucca filamentosa. Also the Salpiglossis - nice!

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  17. As always, fab blooms, but holy moly - that Paris polyphylla kills me! So very, very cool! And I'm turning green with envy about the Silver Lupine - it is looking fantastic. Mine, of course, died somewhere along the way. Wondering if I should even bother with attempt #3. Such gorgeous foliage, it's hard to not keep trying...

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  18. I love seeing your garden because it's so different from mine. The idea that you can grow all this hot weather stuff in your climate just makes me smile Miss Danger. ~~Dee

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