I'm cheating, again. Tomorrow, the 15th, is actually Bloomday. But tomorrow is also Hortlandia, the big Hardy Plant Society of Oregon's spring plant sale. Thus, knowing I would be otherwise occupied, I took pictures early. Here's what's blooming in my garden this month. Oh and if you think it looks like March you'd be correct. Everything is so behind and a little stunted...we're still rediculously cold and wet...
Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Ruby Glow’
Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow'
I wanted to get a close up of the 'Ascot Rainbow' flowers, and didn't notice at the time what else I was getting a close up of...
Daphne x houtteana, and in case you missed this post, that flowering under the leaves thing is perfectly normal.
I've been carrying on about how I love this plant because the stems are upright and less "leggy" than Euphorbia myrsinites. Winter however played crazy with a few of them. It's not a good look when seen from above.
Thankfully they still look good from other angles.
Bits of the Rosemary are blooming and happy.
Other bits look like this (winter damage).
Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Harmony’, the last of my Manzanita trio to bloom.
Not that you'd know if I didn't tell you. The flowers all look the same!
Blueberry blooms, yum! (you know, future yum...I don't eat the flowers!)
I wasn't going to share the Hellebores this time, they've had a good run. Then these two go and jump in front of my camera, again. Helleborus 'Ice N' Roses Red' and H. foetidus
Yay! I'm going to have a Clematis 'Arctic Queen' flower!
Lots of them....
Grevillea victoriae 'Murray Queen' which has been in every bloomday post since last September. That's 8 months in a row, some of those under snow and encased in ice. Murray, you're a superstar!
Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Akebono’ is nearing the end of it's run. It's yellow blooming sister in the front garden has entered into the ugly stage (blooms turning brown and falling to the ground).
Grevillea miqueliana, just my fourth-ever flower on this guy, who's been in the ground just under a year. I'm looking forward to a bright future here.
Euphorbia polychroma...bam! That's bright.
Seems to have been rather knocked back my winter though. Or maybe the heat of last summer? Either way it's come back smaller this year.
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. Robbiae
Thalictrum ichangense 'Evening Star' — newly purchased (at LPO) it came with flowers.
But I still had to share them.
Euphorbia cyparissias (maybe 'Fens Ruby'). My mom gave me a start of this plant years ago. I got upset with how ugly it looked one hot summer day and ripped it out. It's taken a couple of years to rebound. And they say it's invasive....
Now we're entering the "not quite blooms yet" category. Daphniphyllum macropodum v. humile, I love this stage with the new growth and little pink buds.
Stachyurus salicifolius, this is the best this plant has ever looked.
I am in love.
And lastly, Ceanothus 'Dark Star' — love the flowers, but I might love these buds even more.
Visit May Dreams Gardens tomorrow, April 15th, to see what other bloggers have shared for Bloomday!
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