So here we are, May...the namesake month for Carol's blog May Dreams Gardens, Carol being the genius/hostess behind Garden Bloggers Bloomday. I didn't think I had all that much blooming, that is until I went to name all my photos. Without further ado here are the flowers in my garden, in alphabetical order, because that's how Blogger loaded them and I liked how they flowed...
Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' — which by the way makes a great cut flower, two weeks in the vase and still going strong!
Ceanothus 'Dark Star'
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Zanzibar'
I wish the blue was a little more "electric" but it's all about the foliage with this one.
Clematis 'Arctic Queen', the green stripes are becoming more vivid with each day this beauty is open.
Clematis montana (inherited with the garden, and now entirely growing on the neighbor's side of the fence, which is fine with me.
Embothrium coccineum, against a cloudy sky.
And an earlier photo I took on a much nicer day.
Epimedium 'Amber Queen'
Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow'
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. Robbiae
Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Ruby Glow’
Euphorbia griffithii ‘Fireglow’
Euphorbia rigida, I've clipped a lot of these blooms, because look at those seeds!
I've also left quite a few, because last year I cut them all and now I want more plants!
Genista lydia, just starting to open.
Grevillea australis (confession, I forgot to take a photo of this one — so I stole this image from my Instagram feed)...
Grevillea juniperina ‘Molonglo’
Grevillea rivularis, the first of many buds to open.
Grevillea victoriae 'Murray Queen', which has been blooming since September — that's 9 months!
Grevillea x gaudichaudii, first bloom on a plant I am thrilled made it through winter.
Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow'
Lewisia NOID, I wish I had a camera that could take a good photo of just how vivid these blooms are. I guess you get the idea though.
Another Lewisia NOID...
It's so floriferous!
Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Hindwarf', the foliage looks dead, but it's not.
Persicaria runcinata 'Purple Majesty'
Pittosporum illicioides 'Strappy'
Poncirus trifoliata, an amazing run from this plant — over three weeks of flowers.
Quercus dentata 'Pinnatifida’
Rhododendron 'Ebony Pearl'
Rhododendron stenopetalum linearifolium — the flowers were so vibrant — now it's just about finished.
Saxifraga umbrosa 'Variegata'
The flowers are a little annoying, since they detract from the foliage, but once you look at them up close they're actually kinda cool.
Sedum ternarum 'Larinem Park'
Solomon's Seal (polygonatum)
Which also makes a great cut flower.
Finally I'll wrap this up with the crazy claw-like blooms on my Trachycarpus fortunei, with a bonus view of the neighbor's tree just to the right.
Weather Diary, May 14: Hi 61, Low 46/ Precip .05"
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