Thursday, June 15, 2017

Garden Bloggers Bloomday, June 2017

Despite the notes I'd left reminding myself to take Bloomday photos I nearly forgot. What a rushed blog post...but I made it!

This photo sums up how rushed I was. I managed to take a pic of Acanthus syriacus flower (my first!) but didn't move on to the Abutilon megapotamicum you can see in the back ground, on the right. I also forgot to photograph my other Acanthus (A. mollis) and didn't take a separate shot of the Persicaria microcephala ‘Red Dragon’on the left (what a sorry excuse for a blogger I am!).

Alchemilla mollis

Oh ya...this is gonna be another alphabetical Bloomday...due to the way the photos loaded and my lack of energy to reorder them. Amsonia hubrichtii...

Bougainvillea × buttiana 'Barbara Karst'

Callistemon sieberi

And a close-up...

Callistemon viridiflorus, the other yellow/green bottlebrush — this one with much larger flowers.

Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

Clematis florida var. sieboldiana, I'm not trying to hide the fact this one is still in the nursery pot. My plant in the ground fizzled and I bought a replacement. I was holding off planting it, in case the first one came around, and it is...but slowly, very slowly.

Embothrium coccineum

Epimedium 'Amber Queen'

Eryngium agavifolium

Euphorbia 'Excalibur'

Grevillea 'Ivanhoe'

Grevillea juniperina ‘Molonglo’

Grevillea rivularis

Kniphofia hirstuta

Lewisia 'Little Raspberry' — funny story — I bought two plants on a clearance table, both marked as 'Little Raspberry'. This one is a little more to the purple side of things and the other is a hot pink. So hot I didn't bother uploading the photo because it hurt my eyes to even look at it (the photo, not the plant).

See those orange dots just above that blue-ish Agave on the left? Those are blooms on my Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Topaz', they've been blooming their little heads off and I forgot to honor their efforts with a photograph! The white flowers are Lomatia tinctoria.

Nicotiana 'Hot Chocolate' — there were 2 plants growing together in the 4" container I bought — I'll call the lighter one 'Hot Chocolate with Milk'.

Parahebe perfoliata

Paris polyphylla - Heronswood form

Persicaria 'Purple Majesty'

Rhododendron sinogrande — I know, that's not a bloom. But up until today I really thought it was going to be, which would be a first. But nope, just more foliage.

Rodgersia 'Bronze Peacock', so hard to photograph well. It's about 3ft tall and towers over the plant, which is to the right.

Finally, the first flowers on my Santolina chamaecyparissus 'Lemon Queen'. I thought I wouldn't care for these but they're actually quite cute.

Please visit our host May Dreams Gardens for links to all the bloggers posting bloom photos from their gardens today.

Weather Diary, June 14: Hi 66, Low 50/ Precip 0

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34 comments:

  1. Blooms on the E. agavifolium already! And it looks like the dark-leaved mimosa survived, so hooray for that. Wonderful June show!

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    1. Funny what things I didn't even think to worry about this winter, like that dark-leaved mimosa.

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  2. Oooo, rushed or not it's a lovely recap of the MANY blooms in your garden right now. That santolina I have too and I adore it...so light yellow. I like the hot chocolate with milk, too. And the Callistemon viridiflorus - that's one of my faves and has survived and thrived in my garde.

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    1. That's such a good bottle-brush, I love it! Glad yours survived.

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  3. I'm so used to seeing Callistemon with red blooms, this large yellow-lime color is striking. I love the unusual flower of Paris polyphylla - Heronswood form.
    When is Rhododendron sinogrande mature enough to bloom?

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    1. That's a good question (the Rhododendron), I'm not sure.

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  4. I have Acanthus syriacus buds too, but not as far along as yours. Your Bloom Day posts are always so interesting, full of the unusual. Great shot of the Paris flowers.

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    1. Thanks Alison. Do you grow the Paris?

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    2. I do have Paris, but I don't know which one. Also, you asked about the Clematis in my Bloom Day post, but I can't find the tag. I have a feeling it might be Niobe.

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  5. Beauties all! Believe it or not, the Clematis florida var. sieboldiana that I found is already in the ground and I'm eagerly awaiting the opening of it's buds. Happy GBBD!

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  6. You may have been rushed, I would never have noticed. So many beauties! What's your experience with Amsonia hubrichtii? I've lusted after it but have never seen it for sale in local nurseries so I have no idea if it would even grow here.

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    1. I have nothing but good things to say about the Amsonia, although it's a bit flopped over the Agave right now since we've had significant rain the last day or so. You should definitely get one. Maybe when you're up here in September?

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  7. I like that Acanthus syriacus. It has me wondering if I should replace A. mollis with that or A. spinosus, as none of the mollis in my garden have done well since the drought began. I also want to check out that Callistemon sieberi. I picked up C. pinifolius when I couldn't find C. viridiflorus but was warned that there was a 50-50 chance it'd bloom red instead of green - after 2 years, it continues to irritate me by not blooming at all.

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    1. The A. syriacus definitely gets by with a lot less water than A. mollis requires, it would be a good switch if it's the flowers you love. The foliage though is so different! I love both. Callistemon sieberi is a good one!

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  8. Beautiful blooms. I am surprised that your Epimedium is still blooming. A real cutie. Happy GBBD.

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  9. Lots of pretty blooms!
    My favorites are the Bottlebrush and the purple & white Clematis
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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  10. Wait, you have an Eryngium with an almost-agave 2nd name! Some gorgeous blooms in your June garden

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    1. Yep, that's why I bought it! The foliage is fabulous too, and very spiky.

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  11. So much going on as always! Snuck in the Syneilesis aconitifolia foliage there I see... :)

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    1. Would have been difficult not to...(have you not bought that plant yet?)

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  12. Did you overwinter your 'Barbara Karst' bougainvillea? I potted mine up over the winter and stored it in the garage and it is not showing any signs of life. :(

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    1. No, it was a gift from the kind Outlaw (http://outlawgarden.blogspot.com/) when he visited last month. I don't know what I'll do with it in the fall...

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  13. I love your garden. Even though you are only four hours south of me I am amazed at all the plants I never recognize in your garden. I look forward to visiting again one day. Your garden is amazing!

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  14. You've got lots of prize blooms going on. LOVE the Clematis, and the Parahebe.

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  15. I've got a Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Topaz' and also a 'Jewel of Desert Opal' ... there is a whole series of them...we need to collect the whole set! 🤠🌵

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    1. Oh yes! I would love too. It will all depend on how this one overwinters for me.

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  16. Rushed or not, you have so much beauty in your garden! I love the photo of the Embothrium flowers with the Albizia foliage, and the Nicotiana with the lupine. Glad you like the flowers on 'Lemon Queen' Santolina. Mine aren't quite open yet. Whoops, check your "Grevillea australis".

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    1. Ha! Thanks, I appreciate the "catch".

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  17. Re: Acanthus syriacus flower
    There were other plants in the photo? HAHAHAHAH! Couldn't take me EYES off this. Possibly because purple is my fav color, but absolutely breathtaking.

    You definitely ARE NOT a sorry excuse for a blogger. ;>

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