Here in Portland we've hit the sweet spot. Blue skies day after day, warm (sometimes hot) temperatures, THIS is what erases the memory of all that winter rain, or this year all that winter snow, ice, and rain. Oh July, how I love you!
If I was a real flower floozy I'd more flowers to share this Garden Bloggers' Bloomday (thanks for hosting Carol) but I think I've got a pretty substantial line up, even for a foliage lover. Admittedly I'm rushing things a bit, sharing these Agapanthus buds. They'll open before the day is over though...
Last year I only got a single flower cluster from my Alstroemeria isabellana.
Thankfully this year it's back to it's florific ways and there are many.
Eryngium agavifolium, always a pollinator favorite.
Something's been snacking on the Clematis florida var. sieboldiana flowers. Not cool!
Abutilon Nuabyell, which has come back from being killed to the ground last winter, and it's already flowering.
Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart'
Thalictrum ichangense 'Evening Star' — which has been blooming since April!
One day, almost overnight, this NOID Tillandsia started to turn pink. I should have known blooms were eminent.
Another long bloomer, Calycanthus floridus 'Athens' — since April.
Lysimachia paridiformis var. stenophylla
Nymphaea 'Marliacea Chromatella'
Love my waterlilies!
Grevillea 'Ned Kelly'
I have never caught these little grafted Moon Cactus blooms open. This is the entire show...
Macleaya cordata, with Trachycarpus.
Paris polyphylla - Heronswood form
Moving out to the front garden... it's Yucca time!
If memory serves (cause I'm not going outside to count right now) this year's crop was 13 spikes.
Both Y. filamentosa ‘Color Guard’ and the plain green Y. filamentosa are blooming.
Interestingly the 'Color Guard' stems are white...
And the plain green are, well, green....
Santolina chamaecyparissus 'Lemon Queen'
Another NOID Sempervivum
The end of the Morina longifolia flowers.
Grevillea x gaudichaudii
Scabiosa stellata 'Paper Moons' (flower on the left, reason for growing the flower on the right).
Hey, how'd that get in here? Another Santolina chamaecyparissus 'Lemon Queen'.
These NOID Lewisia have been blooming for months.
Bougainvillea × buttiana 'Barbara Karst'
Callistemon ‘Woodlander's Hardy Red’ — at the very end of it's bloom cycle.
While I'll always wish for more, at least one of my Hesperaloe parviflora saw fit to send up a bloomspike this year.
Luckily it's right by a window so we can watch the hummingbirds dine.
Finally I'll wrap up with Datura 'Ballerina Purple'. Where ever you are I hope you're enjoying July in your garden!
Weather Diary, July 14: Hi 86, Low 56/ Precip 0
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